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2002 Audi A4 1.8L maintenance reminder VIN: WAULC68E22
How can I reset the mileage interval on the dash of this A4 without a VAG tool. We changed oil and followed AllDATA's reset procedure. Now the interval reads ---(all dashes) for mileage and time. thanks Michael
1990 BMW 735iL 3.5L Battery VIN: WBAGC4315L
I am trying to access the battery below the rear seat. I have Read Alldata and it shows to move the seat as far forward as possible to access the bolt. The car I am working on does not have power seats, and I can not for the life of me figure this out. Hopeful...
2001 BMW 325i 2.5L hard to turn no assist VIN: WAAB345678
no ps steering ssist pump or rack?
1989 Buick Reatta 3.8L evaporator VIN: 1G4EC11C7K
Greetings everyone, Has anyone ever replaced the evaporator on one of these Reatta's? I have alldata and mitchell and the manufacturers repair manual but I am still having trouble trying to remove this leaking evaporator. It looks like I will have to remove t...
1995 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5299S
Hi guys well the caddy came in for the racheting noise from the isc when turning off we installed a new isc and found it has the same problem.we found the service bulletin for cleaning the throttle plate & adjusting the isc and to do the relearn procedu... Trouble codes: P0080
1998 Cadillac Catera 3.0L air bag VIN: W06VR52R2W
thankyou for any help replaced battery in vehicle now air bag light is on tried disconnecting battery,light still on scan tool will not communicate with air bag system.any help would be appreciated.
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L battery no charge VIN: 1G6KD54Y5Y
i am needing help on my personal car ? went to start for work battery no charge light came on digital dash. pulled up code po 161 and 11.3 voltage on dash ? i figure cars got 120k miles alt prob bad ? got out of driveway and bam alt light off charging 14.6 . d...
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2458796351
Hi there have done the basics new air filter/fuel filter/spark plugs.Have dug in deeper with removeing intake manifold and runners and replaced all gaskets and had injectors serviced cleaned throttle body and reset tps and ignition timing still stalls at norma...
1994 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GNEG25K4P
GM techs, This van has a tip in hesitation that is always there, although worst when cold, it will start to sag, and if you hold the throttle steady it will die. (now this is in the shop, on the road it will not die) you can feel a hesitation on decel at the s...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L MIL Lamp on, Wont flash codes VIN: 2G1FP32P9R
Hi guys, This one is a stumper. Customer complaint is check eng lite comes on @ approx 30 mph, during warm up. No big deal right? Attempted to scan with Solus. Screen went blue. Disconnected solus, jumpered A B and light goes out, fan runs, air pump runs, but...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L starter VIN: 1GNDT13W6W
Hello all, this thing is daffy, after it sits for some time, put the key in and no crank. All lights operate in cluster, move shift lever to neutral has no effect. If you press the drivers door lock switch to lock the doors, the door lock will lock, then unloc...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J9X
The car came in on Friday with an Ho2s code. Replaced the o2 sensor, cleared the MIL and that car acted better. It came back yesterday with codes po131 & po1133 and the car was running like crap. I have power in the 4 prong connector in a dark brown wire. The ... Trouble codes: P0131, P1133
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No Start, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2GCEC19V5Y
Hi fellow techs and thanks in advance for your help. This truck will intermittantly hestitates or surges while cruising and going up hills. Sometimes it wont start after a hot soak. Cold it runs great and starts right up. Fuel pressure was checked and rechecke...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDU03E1Y
starter stayes ingaged when key is released starter ingages as soon as key is put in run position
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L door ajar VIN: 1G1ND52J01
Only on rainy days does the chimes and underdash lights come on,both will go out after awhile driving.The door ajar light is always on.The chimes will come on when engine is shut off and won't shut off until I pull key out.Customer said that these other lights...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L key,lock cylinder,shifter VIN: 1G1AL52F95
hi techs,this is a rental car.was towed in with key stuck in on position,battery drain.shifter button/detent? does'nt push can push the white interloc button to get key off/out.i found a tsb which says to replace shifter assembly & lock cylinder.we orde...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY68B22
Engine sometimes runs fine, then runs on maybe 2 cylinders, pedal feels dead, car cannot get out of it's own way. Noticed that IAC counts were at 1 and LT fuel trim was up to 24.8% eventually ST fuel trim follows up to 24.8% O2 sensors show lean. I have looked...
1995 Dodge Avenger 2.0L no communication VIN: 4B3AU4243S
Car came in for a limp mode condition [only reverse and second gear] Could not get in the system with the scanner.Went ahed anyway and diagnose aa bad t.c.m. by checking components manually.After putting a new t.c.m. on the transmission was shifting fine but n...
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L right front caliper VIN: 2B4GP45R2T
Customer brought in vehicle because she saw smoke coming from the right front tire area and could smell something burning. Checked the right front tire and brakes, brake rotor was blued and pads were thin. Check the left front side and the rotor was good and t...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L all gauges VIN: 1B3EJ46X1X
Hello again, Thanks in advance for any help, at the end of today regular customer dropped off daughters Stratus and said that when it is hot outside (its been in the 90's the past few days) the gauges don't work and the digital odometer reads a small 0 in the...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2B4GP44RX1
Hey all, Well, this ones has proven to be very frustrating. This vehicle about two months ago quit while driving on the highway and lost power. The client pulled over and tried restarting and from what I gather it was a crank no start condition. After a quick...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B3HD46R02
Customer complains that engine overheats. The thing is that it only overheats when the outside temp. is above 90 degrees going down the highway at 65-70 mph. with the AC on. If you turn the AC off the temp. goes back down. This concern only happens in this con...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP44L03
DODGE TECHS!!! I don't know where to begin. . . .car is from ohio, owner drives for business (hence all the miles) Apperently, the car died right out front of my place, they pull up to a pump and gas up thinking they were low on gas, go to drive away and it di... Trouble codes: P0320 (No Crank Reference signal at PCM), P1389
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2D4GV58215
This hemi magnum has a misfire problem. It intermittently misfires on cyl 7. The problem mostly happens at idle after an extended cruise. No dtc's have been set but our service records show a previous repair attempt with a pending p0307 set. Monitor misfire wi...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4447S
this vehicle has no power like plugged cats but removed exhaust, fuel pressure is good, rpm reading from scan tool is good, this system is obd2, mass air is new
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L no tach VIN: 1FJ38EYDU7
the tach is not acurate and is irratic all over the place we have check the power and ground and signal we have CHECKED voltage and grownd at the plug as for the signal wire we ohmed ity to the computer (white/pink ) we tried a diffrent dash and computer and...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDA5143W
thank you in advance. This customer is a sometimes customer. He seems to go to three or four different shops depending where he is at the time. he has paid lots of money at two difeerent shops getting it tuned three times. He came in due to his vehicle failing... Trouble codes: P0402
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, POPS THROUGH INTAKE VIN: 1FAFP13P1W
This vehicle was towed in and I was told that it started to really loose power and when they went to start it again it would not start. When I tried to start car it sounded like the timming was off popping through the intake/exhaust and sometimes cranked over ...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
this nightmare started out simply enough. customer dropped off car, check engine lamp on and very rough idle. scanned codes -- p1380,p1381,p1383 -- cleared codes- koeo test the p1380-check solenoid with vantage--solenoid was shorted to ground. easy enough--rep... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381, P1383
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cailbration id VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
how do you check the pcm for its calibration status, before going to the dealer. can you use the scanner or can ford tell you from the vin #. i have just come from the dealer and they told me it already had the latest software, but couldnt tell me what version...
1997 Geo Metro 1.3L No Start VIN: 2CMR5299V6
This is a no start condition with no spark or injector pulse. The no start diagnostics flow chart in Alldata leads to the replacment of the PCM but I'm not ready to believe it. There is a RPM signal to the computer (with a scanner) and I've also checked the CM...
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 ...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L brake VIN: 1GKDT13S73
hello my tech friends how are you? i just had a 03 envoy come back to the shop today. the brakes stick slighty , when you let up of the gas pedel you really slow down , i put the envoy up on the rack and put it in 4wd and at a idle the envoy frt tires would ju...
1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on
PGM-FI light on when driving. Found code 12 EGR malfunction. Found EGR faulty and replaced. Found EGR Solenoid faulty and replaced. Still has light on and code. No vac to EGR. Testing on dyno we found that after start up ECU will send ground signal to EGR Sole... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR malfunction)
1986 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB7230G
I have this Prelude that apparantley goes through O2 sensors. About a year ago vehicle failed smog and another shop replaced O2 sensor. Car recently came to me with check engine light on and code 1 in ECM, although vehicle ran good at the time. Checked O2 sens... Trouble codes: 1 (O2 sensor problem)
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMRA1868T
This Odyssey came in with an intermittent check engine light coming on. Code 8 was stored, TDC position error. Cleared the code and the light remained off for about a week. Since the code was not current at that time, did a bulletin and IATN search and found s... Trouble codes: 8 (TDC position sensor error)
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs air bag VIN: 2HGES16862
honda tech ,this honda has a srs lt that will go off and on but set no codes,we checked for power and grounds ,also checked for a sort or open in circuit that goes to dash.ok replace srs module thinking its was turning lt on ,we open driver air bag circuit to ...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 1HGEM21912
See above.
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCM81603
Here is a good one.. 03 Accord V-6, 20k miles, runs rough, belongs to a dealer we`ve been doing work for now 8 years... No codes stored for now.. Car had clutch done by us, and in about 2 weeks came back with engine(!) shaking slightly at idle. It had a code f...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKYF18593
on initial check up, compression test got an average of 180 psi on six cyl. upon stallin and try to restart engine . this occurs after engine gets pretty warm. would a valve adjustment help this problem. any suggestion or a possible fix is appreciated. thanks
2005 Honda GL1800 1800CC Intake Valve VIN: 1HFSC47015
I apologize for bringing a 2 wheeler to this forum, however I have performed the preventative maintenance on this bike and now it sits at a dealer with the heads off. This bike had a severe timing chain noise on start up, which got quiet in 2-3 seconds, but st...
1998 Hummer H1 6.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 137ZA9035W
vehicle runs and drives normally exhibits no driveability issues mil light has been extinguished 3 times and of course vehicle returns with light on, which i am reading on a generic code reader... reads short in fuel pump secondary circuit. need some hummer di...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: WXP7901053
customer stated had right side of engine noise and low he changed oil installed plugs and wires it would not start after he was done we have spark but fuel fould plugs it will try to start. but pops out intake so pulled timing belt covers and its in t...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L right side power windows VIN: 1J4G248S6Y
I have a 2000 jeep grand cheerokee in the shop.customer complaint is right side power windows work interm.(there not working at all right now) and the "lights" on the dash are coming on.there are no dash lights on now though.I was expecting to find some bus co...
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235X
Hi have this Kia it has extended crank and then when it finnaly starts it bogs and has no power if you let it idle it might sty running but you have to feather the gas to get it to rev up. The plugs where black when removed has low vacumn 8lbs Also can a cam s... Trouble codes: P0343 (Cam sensor circuit hight input)
1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1245S
Well this car is just buggin the the hell out of me. Car came in last month for surge and no start. Fuel pump was out. Replaced pump with the harness. After a week it came back for bucking on acceleration sometimes and Mil on, found tps was dropping out. Now i...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JT8VV22TYL
Car came in with a sag hesitation or stumble cold. Is there any common prob with that. No codes present
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
Hello everyone, We have a problem with a 94 Lincoln Mark 8. It has of course electronic suspention. The problem started 3 months ago when the rear of the car was on the ground so the customer had a friend replace both rear air bags. Then within 1 week he brou...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNLM97VST
Good afternoon; I have this lincoln that we repaired the air conditioning. We found the problem to be the constant control relay and installed a new one. Invoiced it out and customer returned instantly with a new problem. He said the information center was now...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
This vehicle came in with po442 small evap leak. I used the smoke machine to test the system. With my snap-on scan tool I activated the "output test" to close the vent solenoid, but it failed to close. I have tested the solenoid directly and it works fine. Why... Trouble codes: P0442
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L soft top VIN: WDBFA61E1L
Convertible top will not open. Car came in with a jumper wire on the main valve on the hydraulic pump assembly. if the jumper is connected to the battery then the top works but not without help.This valve was removed in 1992 from production. Does anyone know w...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Check Engine Light VIN: WDBGA33E6T
I was wondering if any of you great techicians have seen this before. I looked at the wire diagram for the instrument cluster and the CEL apears to get its ground from the DM. is the only thing to do is change the 2200$ DM or is there somthing else i can do. T...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ccrm VIN: 1MELM50U2S
Hello all, I have a 95 sable that fries the cooling fan control portion of the CCRM, both high and low speeds. I need someone to measure the high and low fan running and startup current on a known good car please. Ford does not specify proper running curren...
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1EB31P2P
first. to make it clear,emissions results,idle is actually 15 mph,cruise is 25 mph, per CA state 2 speed test. car belongs to family,came in for failed smog,did thourough tune up, verified egr operation,replaced sluggish o2s,verified timing,fuel injection cl...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D21
Greetings This vehicle came to me with severe power loss, missfire, and rough running. Customer replaced plugs, maf sensor, had the injectors serviced. On first inspection, I found the #1 & #4 spark plugs black carbon fouled. # 2&3 were clean and white. After ... Trouble codes: P0174
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera LS 2.5L Charging VIN: 1GA3AJ35R5
Thanks in advance. This car has been to multiple shops before it made it to me. This has been used as a r/v tow behind vehicle. Here is the problem after vehicle get warm the charging voltage keeps on going down on the gauge to 8 volts. To the point where the ...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1GHDT13S72
Hi all; This car came to me last week with a/c inop compressor not coming on, found that computer was not grounding clutch relay. After some digging,I found that I had code u1000 stored in all modules. Once the codes were cleared out of all modules the compres...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Electronic VIN: 2P4FP2530W
vehicle came in with ses light on (p0700, p0605 & chrysler code 16) p0700- eatx controller dtc present p0605- internal trans. controller 16- internal controller (rom check failure) alldata flow chart reads- check the global good trip counter. is the global goo...
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB524XV
hey guys, my first week at a gm dealer and you think i could fix this 97 sunbird well, wrong. This vehicle will be hard to start like to much ignition advance(it will buck the starter) sometimes it cranks right up and runs and drives fine but let it sit 2 mins... Trouble codes: P0335
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G2WP12K9Y
Vehicle brought in with blower motor not working. The motor, resistor and ignition switch have all been replaced. I tried using known good test parts to make sure everything that was replaced was indeed good. Still no luck. Tried adding extra ground to blower ...

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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUCA88C7S
Hello All Sorry All for the Delay, but i need it the tool, to remove and re-install the fuel pump, all the place i check the tools was in back order,i just got the tools # VW3307 wish make the job real easy and safe, got from ZDMAK, wish was on back order to...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Power Windows, Sunroof VIN: WBACA6313P
GOT IT!! Thanks to all who replied. Found the rear drivers window switch on the drivers console was shorted closed. This had burned up the comfort control relay, preventing any of the windows from opening. Looked like someone spilled a cherry icee in the switc...
1997 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L missfire at idle VIN: 1G6KY5291V
Well- thanks to all that replied. Most were very helpful. We smoked the intake and found nothing major, so knew we had to pull the valve covers again. Upon closer examination we found that the timing chains were a tooth off on BOTH heads. I'm not sure why it o...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L no start
dear fellow techs thanks for all the quick responces, problem is that everything that was advised i did a hundred times over, then i gave in and called identifix for help i dont know about you but the last time i called one of these places was 10 yrs ago and b...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 3GNEC16R8X
This vehicle was sent to the GM dealer where the pcm was reflashed. Vehicle cranks and runs fine. No complaints from the customer. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: 1626 (Loss of serial communication with VTD), 1631 (Invalid password).
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L cooling fans VIN: 1GNDU03E71
the answers i recieved made me believe i shouldn't put much stock in the scantools inability to turn fan on.i tested fans with ac on and off,the high speed would come on with ac when temp.was 226,would pull temp down to 196 and stay there,the temp would go no ...
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L rear air VIN: 1GBFG15R22
thanks to all techs that replied. i removed rear expansion valve and cleaned it out and recharged system and still had same problem, after a good night sleep i woke up after dreaming (nightmeres) about the problem and ordered a new valve from carquest and repl...
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 8.1L alternator VIN: 1GBC4E1EX3
after a complete check of system found corroded connection at starter solenoid that was not letting charge reach battery. thanks to those of you who took time to read post.
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L bcm VIN: 2G1WF52E43
Thanks for all the replies, a Tech 2 is necessary to program or 'set up' the BCM on this car. Thanks again!
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.8L Front & Rear Windshield Wipe VIN: C4GP64L3TB
Hi, iATN Members Hello particularly to those who offered help in solving the problem at hand with Chrysler Town & Country Van wiper system's problem. I ordered a re-manufactured BCM Part 72768 and wala! Both wipers work. Many thanks who offered quality tip...
1995 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, no power VIN: 1B3HD56F5S
thanks to John/Missouri, Steve/Illinois, Ken/Michigan, all had good suggestions, Gene from Texas got me going in the right direction, I went to the junk yard and got a wiring harness and injector rail from a 1995 lhs 3.5l, first thing we did was check the inje... Trouble codes: 51 (52 -), 52.
1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L A/C Transducer VIN: 1B3HD46TXS
I finally figured out the fans are running as they are designed to. It's just not enough to cool this engine with 175,000 miles on it. Along with my customer, we decided to add a fan in the small area behind the bumper. We tried an after market reman pcm from ...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L compressor VIN: 1B3E542C8T
Thanks to all for the help, The problem ended up being a rubbed thru wire below the PDC on a hose clamp (brn/org) that controls the grd. to the PCM , the question that still came up and the tech line still did'nt have an answer for was why when I grd the wire ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EL 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP34302
after reading all the help replies which were all righton the money, i removed the ldp vent valve and took it apart and saw that the diaphram was torn. i replaced the vent valve and all is well in the world thanx to you all
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Radiator, engine VIN: 1FTEX15Y6S
Well, got her fixed. Turned out to be a combustion chamber leak at higher speeds. For some reason it would not show during the leak down test or test for combustion gasses in the cooling system. Just by chance I put some block sealer in the radiator as a 'mayb...
1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FACP54YOL
I received some good replies but customer has not brought back in car . Thanks Mike P
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Abs, AC VIN: 2FMZA51471
Well the fix was easier than I imagined. Dave from CT and Brandon told me about how the cruise control cut-off switch on the master tends to leak. Well, that was the case here, Dave said when he came across this fuse #10 was popped and it was caused by the flu...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXF46F61
Thanks to who responded. I had one response that matched . Aproblem in the wiring harness , having a sheild wire chafing through injector wires. Sent to dealer had many responses covered under 7/70 emission control warranty. I had called ford and they told me ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FTSW31F61
Thanks to all who responed. I got the new oem cam sensor, replaced it. Truck started better after a hot soak, but still it could be better, so I went ahead and changed the engine oil again, the customer changed it 800mi ago with rotella 15w-40. I used ursa 15w... Trouble codes: P1219.
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Headlights VIN: 1GKEK13R9X
Thanks to Everybody for your help. As I dug deeper into the problem I got my hands on a known good dimmer assembly and not to my surprise it did not work. i wanted more time with the vehicle but the customer was short on time and the fact that I could not comm...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L N J emissons NOx VIN: 2HGED6346L
Want to thank you all for your imput. Ididn,t know oxides of nitrogen was called NOx.Road tested car & car is not running as good as it should. Told cust. of the resonces i recieved & now I have to wait for him to save up some money.I have to close this due to...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1876Y
Well I got this one nipped in the rear!...quite litterally, it was the rear expansion valve, although it was more of a guess than logic. I seemed more like the front valve was bad (due to warmer suction tube) but as soon as I turned the a/c on (after replacein...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA14C9Y
Removed drivers side valve cover and found broken secondary timing chain and no compression in 2nd cylinder back. I am waiting for authorization from the hesitant customer. Thanks to all! David Trouble codes: P0300, P1314 (Misfire over limits bank 1), P1316 (Misfire over limits Bank 2).
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66E0M
Thanks guys I received 5 replies for this problem but none of them were relevant. I suspect that I am getting some kind of bad signal from the ECU as the idle control unit is incorporated in the ECU . I intend to ' borrow ' another car and swap parts until I f...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA43E9R
customer declined further diagnosis due to the fact that this code wasn't considered to be a potential tow bill. Trouble codes: R26.
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
Thanks for all the input. Had the cust take it to nissan to see if they could get the pcm covered under warranty. The pcm was the problem for the no communication with the pcm. But as for the no shifting into 4th gear... It seems the cust had run over a block ...
1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L speedometer VIN: 1G3HY54C31
Thanks for all the good advice;I should have tried pushing the reset button first before I headed for the keyboard. Resetting the trip was the fix.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L no rear brakes VIN: 1G2NW15M4S
thanks for all the responses! everybody was right on the money about removing the plastic bottom where the abs gears are located and tighten them down with lock-tight. I did this and all is now well with the grand am. I've got rear brakes and no abs or brake l...
1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0EA0917B
Hey all, sorry for not replying earlier but it was a bit of a trial and error process due to its cold start and intermittent behavior. Anyways, adjustment and fine tuning of the 4mm alan screw for the CO adjustmetn seems to have rectified the problem. Settin...
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L additional defroster blowers. VIN: WPOEB0911F
Thanks for the help on this. I took a week off and the problem was still here when I returned. First, I don't really understand how a relay can be closed by a feed from its own power supply but I guess that is where the diode fits into the picture. I finally f...
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Fifth Bow VIN: YS3DD78B6S
This one is fixed and gone. The problem was a jammed fifth-bow latch. I was able to detach one of the latch loops from the fifth bow, leaving the loop embedded in the latch but freeing the bow on that side. I only had to undo one side - that was enough to rela...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWRF81H5V
Thanks to all those who responded to our help request and a special thanks to those of you who suggested checking the vacuum hose that goes into the ecu. We did check this hose and found it to be the problem. We replaced the hose and the car runs significantly... Trouble codes: 00575 (MAP deviation from desired value.).
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