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1993 Audi S4 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHP84A4P
this vehicle does not start, I believe there should be power at pin one on the ckp and rpm sensor, as there is on the cam, alldata is scarce and mitchell has nothing, i do not have a factory manual for this car as it is different from the 90 and 100 models, i ... Trouble codes: 00515 (camshaft position sensor open or short to b), 00513 (engine speed signal- no signal), 00514 (crankshaft position sensor - no signal)
1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB88D0V
Looking for some help: Car was towed in: would barely run and had loud banging noise in engine. We removed the cylinder head and found #2 spark plug to be missing 2 ground electrodes (plugs have 3 electrodes), plug had loosened out of threads but was not hit, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L leval control VIN: WA1YD64B92
This car sits low in the front. If you let it pump up by puting the car on a lift and then sit it on the ground, it will hold air overnight. As soon as you start it, it will go low.We have a modus and get codes 01400,01772,00774,00775. I dont find any leaks wi...
2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: TRUWT28N92
Car came in for overheating and no rad fan operation. Replaced fan control module and engine runs cool and fans cycle ok, but A/C system blows warm air. Compressor will not engage and fans do not come on when A/C is selected on control head. A/C system shows 9...
1989 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start, run then dies VIN: WD14TXK145
has anyone ever seen this? any help is appreciated, thanks. when initially diagnosing this problem i found there was not spark, so i replaced the ignition control module. turned the key engine started and ran fine, but after 45 seconds or 1 minute the engine d...
1998 Buick Century Limited 3.1L Vibration VIN: 2G4WY52M3W
I received this car because another shop could not locate the problem, however they did tune the car & install a TCC solenoid which actually might have been something we would have done. After some diagnostics & a half hour on the road I understand why they ha...
1996 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Low charging VIN: 1G6EL12Y5T
CAr was towed in for no start. Charged battery and checked charging. Alternator output 9 volts @20 amps max. Client informed us this would make 3 alternators in 2 years. Checked for voltage drops battery output to battery.22 volts,ground side is .15 volts. Rep...
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Magnsteer VIN: 1G6EL12Y2V
Hello fellow technicians. It was my privelege to be assigned to this vehicle upon my return to work from a back injury.Here s the story I got: The customer recently bought this used vehicle, and he brought it in with a "constant correction" complaint- he had t...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP2382M
Hi you Chevy pro's, first of all this car has been all over town before we got it and many parts later. What we have is a miss at idle and at 1700 rpm and after that smooth. No power loss. On the scope looks good, power balance test comes up with low power con...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GNDT13W3S
so i have this blazer that came in with there own parts wanting the brake booster replaced because of hard brake pedal so since he diag his own problem we installed his part but guess what that did not fix hard pedal so after looking over the truck found that ...
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1S
Helping out the shop foreman here, and hoping to show him the value of IATN at the same time. We suspect a wiring problem. I read thru the archives and found many emissions problems, but none with these codes. We have inspected the wire harness, and are about ... Trouble codes: P0133 (lack of O2 switching), P0171 (lean), P1133 (slow or no switching of O2)
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1G1WX12XOS
Car was towed in it cut off when owner got on it a little bit. Never seen a timing belt stripped that bad. Some idler pulleys had some wobble so replaced all idler pulleys and tensioners pulley.Got engine running but has a rattle noise that sounds like it is i...
1996 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Air volume VIN: 1GBFG15R6T
Customer complained that air velocity decreases out of the panel ducts at highway speed. I verified this today both on the road and in the shop. As I rev the motor air velocity decreases by about 1/3. I checked the operation of the vacuum motors and all is ope...
1998 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCFG15W6W
Hi all .I have this van that is driving me nuts.it runs like a bag of crap most of the time It is missfireing but never fires the mil.It even passed mass emissions on the dyno .The car has had complete tune up new cam sensor pulled the distributor to check the...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WF55E32
This vehicle has a bogging down symptom when under acceleration. While driving with scanner on you can go to EGR control and when you start the EGR test while under acceleration the vehicle will be bogging down then when the egr is manually dropped back to zer...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Seal VIN: 1GBJC34123
We have this truck in here that looks to be leaking from the rear seal area. But, it looks more like fuel than oil. Before we pull the transmission I thought I should ask if there is anything in the back of the valley that will leak fuel down into the bell hou...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L RF Wheel VIN: 1GNFK16T73
The truck is making a noise from the RF that sounds like a parking pawl is trying to engage. You can intermitantly hear this sound on acceleration. We think that the Solenoid for the 4WD is partially engaged, but can not prove it. Thanks for your help.
2003 Chevrolet Blazer Xtreme 4.3L Brake pedal VIN: 1GNCS18XX3
I have recently replaced the front pads and rotors on this 2003 Blazer. After replacing the pads an rotors I bled the brakes several times and preformed the autobleed procedure with the Modis scan tool. The pedal is firm with the engine off. Once you start the...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Starter VIN: 2C3HD46R6X
Vehicle is no start...No operation from key... performed starter circut test...no codes on scan test power wire to starter solenoid is dead...leaning to possible neutral starting switch. No break in wiring any information would be great Duane
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP54L11
Hi freinds I need BIG help. Have an 01 cry. town n country that came in a few weeks ago with theses same codes. @ that time all looked good so i cleared codes. now its back with same codes. with 7 ign. cycles since set. First off I DO HAVE A DRB3 CRY. SCAN TOO... Trouble codes: P0351 (primary circut ignition coil 1), P0352 (primary circut ignition ciol 2), B0CM, B0CM
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GT54L5I
Hello Chrysler Tecís. Customer brought his grand caravan said it was running great and all at once it started running lick crap and the check engine light was on. This thing has several cods po107, po108, po206, and po1496. I found bare wires in the engine wir... Trouble codes: P0107, P0108, P0206, P1496
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...
1986 Dodge Daytona 2.2L Engine
Hi guys, this is only a question that maybe you can provide an absolution for me. This car came in as a no start. Compression check showed 55-60 PSI on all cylds. Belt had skipped. I tried returning belt to original position without removing belt and tore it o...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on, no transmission shif VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
Hello all thanks in advance this truck is not shifting gears and is in limp mode in 3rd gear . checked govener sensor speed and is ok i suspecked a broken wire some were if some one can point me in the right direction. thanks in advance Trouble codes: 45 (Goven. pressure sensor is low), 45 (Goven. pressure sensor is low)
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L suction line VIN: 2B4FP25B6X
Hi Techs, any suggestions you can give me on what might be the problem with this A/C not getting cold would be of great help. The low side has 20 PSI and the line is only somewhat cool,not cold at all like it should be. The high side is 150 PSI and only warm t...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L all guages, odo., compass VIN: 3B7KC23641
All guages, speedo., and odometer are not working. When you first turn on the key, the lights in the cluster light up, the odometer flashes, and then says "no bus". I removed the cluster and inspected the connections on the back of the cluster, all are good. I...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L blend door actuator VIN: 2B3HD46RS3
Hi everybody : Customer complaint hot air blowing out from the vent with the a/c on,sometimes the system will work normal. This is a MTC (Manul temp control) system,it set a code 23 (blend door actuator feed back signal failure). I retreive the code by usin...
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Gauge Cluster VIN: 2D4FV48T55
Anyone know the procedure for getting a used dash cluster to work in one of these. Spoke with a local dealer tech and he had not seen one for replacement yet, especialy not a used one. He said he did not know if a used one will work out. Any body run into it y...
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 Explorer XL 4.0L a/c and heating VIN: 1FMUZ34EOW
Hello this truck came in with a compliant of no a/c. found leak and repaired. Customer called back to say that, to take the truck for a drive and it will have no a/c while driving. sure enough took it for a drive and the a/c cool air goes away and feels like h...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
This one got me stumped , when first started after a long sit misfires like crazy for 30-40 seconds then clears out you might get a very slight missfire as it runs. i have swaped wires swaped plugs replacesd #2 injector compresion test at 175 psi and vacume is... Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMNU42F2Y
i was given this nightmare truck the complaint states like this states blows black smoke need est--- this vehicle has a check engine light on with a p0671 cyl 1 glow plug circuit and a p0340 camshaft pos sensor ckt malf as stated above cmp has been replaced i ... Trouble codes: P0671
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMZU72E02
The Explorer activates 4x4 when driven around corners or pulling out of driveways\parking spots either forward or reverse. When this happens the rear tires make a loud consective clunk noise until driven straight.The indicator light for the "4x4 HIGH" will fla...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
I have a 2004 F350 with a 6.0litre diesel. Only on a morning cold start, this truck will start just fine but will run choppy and has absolutely no power for about three to four minutes of driving. Then it clears itself out and runs just great the rest of the d... Trouble codes: P0299
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1FTWW31P95
does anyone know how to remove front axle shaft on drivers side with auto locking hubs i cannot get the seal around the axle out is there a special puller required to remove this i am replacing ball joints
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 5.7L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHK33R5W
Hello, any help would be appricaded. the truck has 178k it shows missfire on three and five cylinders tune up has been done replaced two inj.3-5 replaced both cats went to the cam and crank sensor no help what bothers me the most is the map reading on scan too...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13W5W
Hello everyone, This truck is stalling just driving down the road after it is hot, customer state's that the tach pegs out then back to zero when it shuts down. It does start right back. My boss has it happen once with fuel gauge on it and it did not lose any...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD56335
Hello everyone! Here's the [...] dollar question... We recently had a customer bring us a 1995 Honda Accord for regular maintenance. After a timing belt and major tune, the vech left in great order...about a week later the customer returns with two "new... Trouble codes: 12 (Insufficient lift/EGR system)
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L A/C system VIN: JHMEJ8542V
I have this 97 Honda Civic EX with an odd A/C problem. The vehicle came in a few weeks ago with no A/C operation. I checked the vehicle over and the A/C compressor was bad. The system was serviced with a new A/C compressor, Accumulator, Expansion valve, flushe...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1st gear VIN: 1HGCG2256X
hey guys i have a strange one here 99 accord low miles this car is in perfect shape and well maintained by customer. she had a near collision and had to get on the brakes hard, afterwards the car has delayed engagement of the trans. when you come to a stop the...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L battery VIN: JNKNG01D5R
Hi to my iatn friends, I am hoping a Nissan or Infiniti Guru can help me put this problem to bed. The car came in for fuel injectors, while the customer is on vacation. I noticed I had to jump start it after sitting 7 days. Checked the battery it was junk, and...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L engine VIN: SAJHW1744P
In for coolant hoses - had split one but not overheated. Started and moved car 6 times since wrecker dropped it off till drove it in the bay this AM. Still had plenty of coolant in it - did not smell. Replaced all the hoses - filled it up - motor made 1/4 turn...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S1V
Hey guys, I hope someone can help me. The problem is so intermitten I can't seem to catch it when I have equipment hooked up. Until recently I thought the engine was just idling down to approximately 200rpm, but today when the engine lost power while cruising ... Trouble codes: P0351
2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FF58S01
hello everyone i have this jeep that will squeel serp belt just off idle (accelerating). when it first came in belt was squeeling anytime ac was on. replaced belt & tensioner pulley and would still squeek when accelerating. finally after checking ac pressures ...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1241W
Here's a nightmare for you. This one will not start. No spark or injector pulse. Tach also doesn't work when cranking. Fuel pump does run and I have adequate fuel pressure. Scoped the crank sensor and the amplitude was 2 volts under spec. Installed a new crank... Trouble codes: P1193, P0158, P1317, P1318, P0560
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL15411
This Discovery has returned for third time complaint of rough idle, surging and MIL on. We replaced a bad right front O2 sensor in March. Found same sensor not responding again. Reads less than .01 volt when warmed up. Right rear sensor reads .9 volt or higher... Trouble codes: P0175 (Mixture adaption factor bank 2), P0159 (Lambda sensor aging downstream bank 2), P1417 (Secondary air system fault bank 2)
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L transmission VIN: 1YVGF22CGW
@ 70mph 320rpm why no lockup and no codes
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L MIL Lamp on, Intermittent stall
This one was handed to me as another tech in the shop gave up. Car came originally with a high idle and you could hear a vacuum leak under the intercooler plumbing. Tech found cracked vacuum T and repaired. Cannot confirm this is a new or ongoing problem as cu... Trouble codes: P1540
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
The car starts and runs normally when cool or even resonable. After sitting in the sun all day (107F outside) the car will crank through its automatic mode and shut off with no hint of starting. We pushed it inside and I hooked up fuel pressure guage and spark...
2002 Mercedes-Benz a140 1.4L steering VIN: WDB1680312
hi Gents, I got this merc and the power steering pump always stays on. It has also brought up power steering calibration but once i cleared the code it never return. The only way i can turn the pump off is disconnecting the fuse at the fuse box. I beleave the ...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: JN1DA31DX2
hello, We have a maxima in here that the blower motor stays on high, we did some basic tetsing on it & believe it maybe the blower motor module/resistor, wondering if any body has seen this problem in the past. Thanks Brian
1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L low fluid level switch VIN: 1P4GH54R2N
customer states abs (yellow) & brake (red) lights come on simultaneously upon stepping on brake pedal - doesn't matter if moving or stationery. both lights stay on for a fraction of a second and then go out. scanner confirms lights are activated briefly and t...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Horn VIN: 1P3E146C1T
Vehicle came in with the horn blowing all the time. Disassebled the air bag down to the brakets that hold the air bag and the four insulating grommets are breaking apart into small piece causing the horn to ground and sound the horn. The Chrysler parts departm...
1997 Plymouth Neon 2.0L No Start VIN: 1P3ES27C9V
Please help. Neon towed in with no spark and no injector pulse. Found wiring going to the cam sensor exposed and the voltage and ground were touching. Repaired wiring and replaced cam and crank sensors and injector pulse and ignition spark is now present. Did ...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Misfire VIN: 2P4GP44G8X
Hello all. Had this one come in with the SES lamp on and missing at idle and under accel. Checked codes with MT-2500, and got this: "FD-Undocumented Code". Removed plugs and found that the center electrodes on 2, 6 and 3 were worn down to nothing, but 1, 4 and... Trouble codes: FD (Undocumented code)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NW12M5V
Help me, boys. This vehicle has two customer complaints. First is very gutless on a mild accel. If you press the accelerator hard enough to force a downshift, it accelerates like it should, but with the RPM between 2-3K and trying to mildly accel from 70k to 1...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J32
We need some help with a car that came in about a month ago. Check engine light is on. Car ran okay (Literally ran smooth). Had the three described codes. Found a blown fuse (IGN1-UH 15amp). Changed fuse, cleared codes, and test drove it with no more problems ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Signal Low), P0141 (O2 Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0443 (Evap Purge Control Circuit Fault)
1980 Porsche 928 4.5L alternator & gauges VIN: 92A0811417
With limited knowledge and information we are searching for a main relay or fuseable link? All fuses test good. Any help would be appreciated.
1985 Porsche 911 3.2L smoking VIN: WPOZZZ91ZF
Need help on this one car towed in been sitting for 2 years.Replaced fuel tank due to rust.Cust.replaced fuel filter.Problem is tech could not start car due to bad dme moudle.So started it on starting fluid car runs but smokes out tailpipes very bad .Pulled sp...
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Controls VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Hello Saab techs out there. I have a bizarre problem with the A/C & heat on this one. Symptoms are as follows: Temp control knob functions in reverse, ie red is cold blue is hot. The mode control knob changes the flap setting however not in accordance with ...

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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Handling VIN: WBAAA1302K
Thanks to all who answered my questions. I have a lot to learn about BMWs. Great cars, but a bit different in their philosophy of engineering. Turns out that the two large bolts that attach the front of the rear IRS at the outer edges were both loose. I didn't...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L lock-up VIN: 3G5DB03E53
Thanks for all the fast replies!! There was a bulletin out for this problem that I did not see in the Aldata database. The number is #06-04-114-001A . It has you change rear end fluid twice with a procedure. It requires VersaTrak fluid which is about $25.00 a ...
1991 Cadillac Fleetwood 4.9L Fuel data center and climate control VIN: 1G6CB53BXM
Thanks to all who replied. Well I tried a third dealer BCM and guess what? It gave me a whole new set of symptoms. The FDC displayed a 'd' instead of a 'c', the blower did not work and the CCP was going crazy. The blend and mode doors were moving back and fort...
1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L No Start VIN: 1N69L8J125
Well this one's fixed. thanks to 37 replies, most were about bowl leaking, fuel line rupture between pump and tank, and a missing anti-drain valve in the fuel filter. I installed the anti-drain valve, resealed plugs in bottom of carb bowl, waited two days, and...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W8W
I Replaced distributor and still had to oblong hole to acheive 0 degrees cam retard. replace crank sensor and installed new ignition coil. Cleared random misfire code and drove van another 25miles with no misfires reported. Egr is matching what pcm wants at th... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J9X
Thanks guys, you were both right. I checked out the MAF and it was very dirty. I cleaned it up and the car ran good as new. I never would have thought a MAF could trip a code for a Ho2 sensor. I know I will always keep this repair in the back of my mind for th... Trouble codes: P0131, P1133.
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L starter VIN: 1GNDU03E1Y
Thank You all for the replies, The problem wound up being battery acid in the small harness that goes to the crank relay. A little solder and some new wires and all problems gone. Thanks again.
2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L service light VIN: 2C4GM48L55
Here it is. This Pacifica is equipped with an IP that does not have the EVIC 3 button menu/step/reset arrangment on the right side of IP. (This not common - even the dealer had to look up the procedure) The procedure is as folows - remove ignition key, shut ...
1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FACP55U7L
Thanks guys for the information.Matt from Washington suggested the MLPS switch.I Couldn't find a wiring diagram in alldata for it, so I replaced it; no help. I guessed the VSS was working because the speedometer works.Chriss from N.Y. said they might go for mi...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15N2N
thank you all!!! we found a bad ground at the pcm body. i cleaned the surface and replaced wire. performed wiggle test on the other wiring harness you guys told me about. all seems well there. the truck runs great. thanks again!
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4447S
thank you all who replied,it turned out to be the crank pulley. this seems to have two keys,one in the crank and one that rides next to it (this is one missing) i'm not sure where it went, but this seems to be the problem. thanx again for all your help!
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L steering VIN: 1FDRE14L5W
First of all thank you to the all who replied to this one! Initially when the van came in with the pull to the left we thought tires or alignment. First we checked alignment - according to our machine it was within specifications. So, we swapped tires around -...
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FBSS31F73
Thanks for the many replies and suggestions. On Monday we flushed the system again, but did not observe any contaminants escaping. We also completely removed the rear hvac unit and found an expansion valve on the evaporator, Ford parts stated there is a valve ...
1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L front brake pads VIN: 2GTFK29K4R
Wow! what a huge response I received from all 42 of you who took the time to try to help! Some were more helpful than others but I thank you all! This truck kind of fixed itself. It seems that the more it was driven, the better the pedal got. To the point wher...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23143
thanks for the advice customer ended up taking it to the dealor and right away they told him you need all new inectors. thats what they did. warranty on injectors is up to 160000 kms also fuel rail pressure regulator is also covered for 160k. i don't know if h... Trouble codes: P1093 (fuel pressure sensor).
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L srs air bag VIN: 2HGES16862
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L rabs lamp VIN: JT367H2487
once again thanks to all who replied;i found the test connector l/h side of the ip,behind the coin holder coved''trouble code 8 present ...found an open in the isolation dump valve.iATN rocks!
1966 Jeep cj-6 401CID calipers
replaced master cyl and problem solved the brakes are working ok now
1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Temp. Gauge VIN: 1J4FJ68S3V
Thanks to all who replied. I had 9 hits ranging from dirty cooling system, bad themostat, flush heater core, clean radiator and condensor (I,m assuming for debris between the two), head gasket, fan clutch and water pump impeller. The problem ended up being the...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4G258SXX
Thanks for the 5 replies. Most suggested that the problem was the crank sensor. We replaced it and vehicle has not cut off since then. One reply warned of the posiblility of misrounting the belt and turning the water pump the wrong way. It was OK.
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235X
Hi thanks to all who replied yes it was a timing issue, The crank gear keyway wore into the crank & gear. ordered the new parts and have to weld the crank to make the keyway fit back in. Gotta love that high quality steel. Thanks Again, Joe Trouble codes: P0343 (Cam sensor circuit hight input).
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cut off when turns VIN: JT8UF11E3P
FIXED !! Thank you for your replies. The problem is the POWER STEERING IDLE UP VALVE. This is just a simple vacuum valve with 2 vacuum hoses connected to at the power steering pump. The idle should be kicking the throttle up when the p/s pressure increases dur...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JT8BF22GIV
Thanks for all the replys. Apparently there are no real problems with oil pressure, at least in the history of this particular model. We thought we had an oil pressure problem and wondered if it was due to our work. In the final analysis, we concluded that the...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM81WXY
Ok this one looks to be fixed I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who post with help. I ended up replacing the compressor again and left the car run for over an hour and then the problem begain to start the compressor would stop cycling and the accumalater...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L timming belt tensioner
thanks to roger,dan,victor,sho,carter, and loni for replying to my help request.the fix is to use oem spring,pulley and bolt.the parts are all in stock,and have been updated at least twice.the customer called mazda parts to verify the updated parts, and is now...
2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22542
I performed a battery disconnect in an attempt to reset the IAC counts. This has done the trick, thanks for the feedback. Happy wrenching.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L blower motor
well for starters the blade fuse was good so i found the 3 wire conector on the firewall close to the booster i had 12v on the red wire good ground on the black wire and 1 volt on the yellow wire when on low fan so i proceeded to dive into motor area i finally...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Battery VIN: WDBEA34E3N
Well it turns out that the base module powers more than Mitchel shows in the supplied diagrams. Although the customer did not want to pursue this problem any further, we did find out that the instrument cluster has some strange occurances going on. Apparently ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
The key to happiness would have been resetting tensioner at the outset. All of our troubles stemmed from this I believe. We ended up finding that setting intake variable cam so hole is above head surface with cam loaded against gear in driven direction effecte...
1993 Mini Mini Cooper 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: XC2S1N1063
Unfortunately, we are unable to fix the Fuel Injection on this car, because of a lack of diagnostic information, software, and the lag time between ordering european market parts and getting them means that if we keep throwing darts at it we may get it fixed b...
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4A3CT64U9M
Have not fixed this one but will try to share what information I have learned.n The relay clicking on and off is main relay under center console-it shuts off when gauge reaches 16 psi. This seens like a funny way to do the fuel cut off and is contradictory to ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01A9Y
broken wire behind I/P fuse box=== for pcm main relay
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L vtc solenoid
I only recieved 3 replies for this. I did not fix but as per a reply customer checked and there was a recall for cam & crank sensors. took it to nissan and they did that. No more codes. I also advised about sludge so he will be sure to change oil on schedule. ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Headlights VIN: JN8DR09Y42
Customer could not wait any longer, so i went for the DRL module for $329.00. Works great. Thanks for the help.
2000 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L fans VIN: 1G2JB1243Y
sorry for the delay in closing this request.customer came back 2 days later with coolant smell found water pump leaking out bottom weep hole.seems it was also sucking in air cuasing air pockets.replace water pump bled out air ok at this time.thanks for all the...
1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Opening/closing VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The replies all confirmed my intuition as to the switch being the most likely cause of the symptoms described. One suggestion was to take the switch apart and clean the contacts, with the warning that the internal parts were subject to mis-reassembly, so to be...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, extended cranking VIN: 4TAVC52N0T
Thanx for all the advise and experiance. We installed a clear hose on the return line at the fuel pressure regulator and noticed that when the truck acted up it was almost full of foam. The fuel pump does not cycle on for a two second prime with the key on, ...
2001 Toyota lexus 2.4L worn out clutch plates VIN: ACU15-0004
Thanks for all the help I have recieved. It seems that somehow the parts that came in were not within spec and left too much endplay in the clutchpacks. Plus my employee screwed up by using a rag to wipe the parts down before reassembling.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Thanks for all the help. 21 of 22 replies told me to replace the maf. apparently this is a common problem. so i did and it worked the car runs great.sorry it took so long too reply. Trouble codes: P1128.
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