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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L abs VIN: WAVBJ58C7P
After performing the repairs listed the ABS activates when depressing the brake pedal at any speed. With the ABS turned off the brake pedal operates fine. After replacing the calipers we bled the R/R, R/F, L/r then L/f as advised. We have checked for signal fr...
2002 Audi A4 1.8L in neuatral VIN: WAULC68E21
trany knocking? rattle goes away with clutch depressed. seems to only make noise when a/c on? tear down reveals nothing apparent, read something about spun bearing not seeing anything to put my finger on? heard trany replacement 5k?
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G1YY0785G
car originally came in for emissions failure, but would not idle without keeping foot on accel. found someone had jacked the idle stop screw out as far as possible to try to keep running. iac did not work at all & connector was messed up. i replaced the iac & ...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCFC19K7N
vehicle towed in for a no start. we replaced fuel pump after checking power to connector ok at the time ran for about 5 minutes and died no power to gray wire at pump can energize wire at relay can hear pump running. you can turn the key off and on and now and...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L courtesy lights VIN: 1GNDT13W2V
Hello Gentlemen, The interior lights do not go off on this 97 S-Blazer. I have checked all switches and replaced interior control module. Lights still on.
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L ecc VIN: 1GNCS13W3W
Hello, The vehicle came in for A/C blowing hot. Performed A/C service. A/C still blowing hot, but compressor engaged and lines to evaporator cold. Initially I found no voltage change in driver wire from control module to temperature door actuator when temperat...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L static VIN: 1G1JC1247Y
customer listens to several am radio sport stations most of the time (as opposed to fm) after installing the fuel pump we now have radio static that coincides with the fuel pump running.
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L abs VIN: 1G1YY22G0Y
this vette has ten thousand miles on it and has never seen rain,the problem is it sets codes for the wheel speed sensors, on all 4 wheels, you can clear the codes and they set the minute the car moves,while driving you can look at sensors with scanner they all...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCHK24G41
Hope someone can help with this truck!! it was driven in after stalling a couple of times then a short while it would crank back up,while trying to reproduce the problem the truck has died a couple of times but never long enough to run checks before it starts ... Trouble codes: P0342 (cmp sensor signal low)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 8.1L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GBKC34G41
After talking to the driver, I used my Solus scanner and found the codes po335 and u1041. Having heard so many problems with the crank sensors in the GM engines, I ordered a new one from the local GMC dealer. The location is at the driver's side rear of block.... Trouble codes: P0335, U1041
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L lifters VIN: 1GNF16Z72J
we istalled new gm lifters and did soak them over night before installing.push rod ends all looked good, no bent rods.
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L fuel pump VIN: 2C3HL56T1R
Hey Chrysler techs. This one got towed in with no fuel pressure. My tech replaced the pump module with an oe part without confirming power supply. My fault cause we are so busy right now we just jumped to conclusions. Any way we have no power until we ground t...
1988 Dodge Dakota 3.9L intake manifold VIN: 1B7GR14X1J
Hey everyone hope you can help me. I installed a new engine in this truck and after it ran bad.So I went over everything and found the intake leaking vacuum. So I resealed it again following torque spec and seqence. Shopkey also told me to coat the gasket with...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 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 ...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FBJS31H0N
First time topost so bear with me. This van will run fine until the problem occurs. Normally will occur when van is stopped and you begin to accelerate with very light throttle. Engine will dye.Will start back up and blow black smoke.This is intermitant will n...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Ive tried everything, new injector, new plug and wire, pulled intake cleaned egr ports, coil, light comes back after about 12 miles. Snap-on scanner shows all good. fuel pressure good. No anti freeze leaking into head or anywhere. Test drove van ended up with ... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cyl 6 missfire)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Hi Techs, have an oddball here that I have not ran into before. 2000 Contour came in for a brake check stating that she pulls after previous work done at another store. As stated new calipers and rotors were installed. Apparently the vehicle was pulling before...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6639X
This Contour has a reoccuring problem of the timing belt riding off the front of the cam pulleys. The car came in 6 months ago with the timing belt lower idler pulley bad. The plastic pulley had come apart and allowed the timing belt to jump a tooth. At that t...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L abs/air bag VIN: 1FTYR14UX1
hey all, i've got a car lot truck here w/ issues. the customer purchased truck 3 wks ago and now the ses, air bag, abs and speed cont lights on the dash are on. we scanned the truck and found the dpfe voltage at .25 volts all of the time. a new dpfe took care ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP713X1
this squad car has no compressor engagement. the computer is not grounding the clutch relay. Output test will turn compressor on and off. Found high pressure sensor reading 1.22 volts, but the scan tool is displaying 12.29 psi. the low pressure switch shows on...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire
This thing has a mis fire while engine is hot. it acts like its a fuel problem due to the fact there there is no power when it occurs. it feels like its starving for fuel or a vapor lock. sometimes, not always we get multiple mis fire codes... i'm sure this is...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L dash panel VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
Hi, I am having problems removing the dash board on this F-250 Superduty truck. I have the complete dash board loose except where the defrost connects to the dash. How do you remove the dash panel from this? I have no information for removing the dash board on...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L factory brake control VIN: 1FTWX33P26
Hello every one, I am looking to see if there is a fix for this factory brake control. Here is what I know ,these new controlers monitor the resistence of the connection on the electric brakes. If it looses connection or is shorted etc. it will flash the contr...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission ECM VIN: 1HGCB9876N
Hi Everyone I have a worn out Accord has shift indicator lamp flashing and iratic shift I checked codes and there are 5. 2 of witch there are no listing . In mitchel it says to replace ecm if unknown codes are found I checked arkives and ecm,s seam to be a pro...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Pedal VIN: 1HGCD5533S
Customer came in with the clutch pedal on the floor if you pull it back up and push on it the pedal works fine if you lightly touch it the pedal slowly goes to the floor. Thought that there was bleed by so replaced the clutch master and slave customer drove fo...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22942
Hi Group, This car will be idling fine then all of sudden the idle will drop, the engine will buck and stumble for approx. 3 to 5 seconds, then it will smooth out again. You can even feel it doing this while cruising. There are no codes and when we watch the d...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
Only info I found in Identifix was to replace vtec oil press switch. Can find no other help to diag code. Have 12 volts to vtec oil switch and ground. In Alldata the flow chart has you use a special tool this shop does not have. Where do I go from here? Trouble codes: P2646
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L a/c VIN: JNKCV54E83
Good afternoon group, I have an 03 G35 that was brought in because the a/c will not turn off until you turn the key off. You have no control over the a/c with the controls. It is blowing cold but you cannot switch it from mode to mode. The off switch does noth...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L no start VIN: JACDS58X01
Had this trooper come in for timing belt mantinence simple job. One of my techs pulled the belt off and installed new water pump and rollers installed new belt and vechile is a nostart. We went back on the timing word for word off the alldata. I think the vech...
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: SAJNV4844K
Jag Techs, I am trying to bleed the rear brakes on this car after replacing pump, pump runs but cannot get any fluid out of the rear calipers any hints for this one?? Thanks, Steven [...]
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L alarm VIN: SAJHX6247V
the security system will arm and within 15 - 45 seconds it will sound off without anything being disturbed. checked all inputs and outputs of alarm control unit. the rear door switches seem to be working fine, but when testing V at the CU i have 12V until inte...
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1J4FJ28P2V
this jeep will loose power and hesitate for a few seconds just after starting vehicle and going down the the road in first gear, than it will start running right untill you turn it off. let it set for about 5 to 10 minutes. restarts ok but as you start going d...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY58S0V
HI Y'ALL!! I need help with this Jeep. When hot it wont start or stalls and may restart,at times. When originally came in had code p0351 ignition coil primary fault. After replacing the ignition coil could not duplicate problem. Customer drove acroos town an... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary fault)
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L oil consumption VIN: JT8BF28GOY
this vehicle came in the shop with the oil ligt on both the yellow oil light level and the red oil light. the engine was down to one quart. there are a minute leak from the rear main seal. changed the oil and the lights went out one month later the car came ba...
2006 Lexus rx400h 3.3L Collision Repair VIN: JTJHW31U96
This is our first hybrid car into our shop. Our jobs are changing! We need to grind and weld pull studs onto a door. I looking for some info. We want to repair vehicle without damage to it, or our tech. Any info would Help us. Thanks, Jim
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L LR Air Bag Soleniod VIN: 1LNLM974XR
Greetings, this 94 Lincoln came in Saturday for a front tire change. A floor jack was used (right front tire) The switch was shut off and after the tire was installed the vehicle was jacked down, switch turned back on and the rear end was sitting on the body. ...
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Stall VIN: JM2UF1237N
vehicle came in with a stall at a stop light after one hour driving at freeway speeds. the fuel pump quit working while we were testing the vehicle but i don't think it was related. can't duplicate results when we have vehicle. Trouble codes: 17 (o2 sensor not switching)
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM1NB3536X
Recommended timing belt replacement based on mileage. We replaced t-belt and now engine idles at 3000 rpm in park and when put in drive, idle surges from 1500 to 3000. Tech tells me he has checked all wiring connections, checked for vacuum leaks, ect sensor an... Trouble codes: P0507 (high idle)
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Cylinder head VIN: WDBCB25D0H
Hi fellows: I just bought this 87 300(M603 diesel) with a cracked head. The part# is R603-016-14-01. I think it has never been replaced before. I donít want to pay $2300 for a new head. So, I called a few machine shops around here, but no one has shown inter...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEB31E7S
vehicle has poor accelration, hard starting, and smokes both at idel and on a load. It is running on all cylinders. Really do not know a lot about these diesels, need a lot of help. This vehicle belongs to a friend, and could really use the help, thanks in adv...
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4BU31D0T
This car came in on the hook... No start, No spark at the plugs, spark from coil good. Found a bad rotor. Replaced cap and rotor, car started and ran good. Easy one... Customer picked up car, ran up the highway and quickly returned at 6pm. Engine was misfir... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0625 (knock sensor circuit)
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51A02
Let me thank you in advance for even reading this. This cars is my currant nightmare. As the tech who come back from vacation to find a problem droped on me. The car had a hunting issue. would not idle correctly and our other tech had decided the i.a.c. was at... Trouble codes: 506 (idle lower then expected), 507 (idle higher then expected)
1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN5316N
Hello, Car was towed in last week for dying on the road. Next day started up and ran fine. Died shortly after. Did this for most of the day. Next day would not start. Tapped crank sensor and fired up. Drove into shop and put on lift. Tapped crank sensor and c...
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L temp control VIN: 1GHDT13WXW
Customer brought in Olds Bravada stating AC would only blow hot air. Customer stated that problem started after battery had died. Customer jump started the truck, then drove to store; bought and installed new battery. Issue was noticed afterwards. Trouble tree...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Cooling Fans VIN: 1G2NE52E1X
Car came in on a Sunday, (customer calls me at home) I go down and let the tow truck in. Next morn, check vehicle and found tstat was no opening, water pump seeping dirty coolant etec. Repaired all the above. Car ran 200 fans came on all good. BUT something di...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDU06E8X
This Van has a misfire almost always while idling, especially in gear. The counter on the scanner shows number 3 missing like crazy. Just off idle and driving is fine, never misses a beat. I have replaced, plugs, wires, coils, module, number 3 injector (Used).... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cyl. Misfire), P0102 (MAF Voltage low)
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3CD68U2S
this vehicle went from 11/14/05 to 7/25/06 with out having a discharged battery. on 11/14/05 customer said climate control was stuck on high. we never experienced this problem. on 7/25/06 customer stated that the after run cooling fans were staying on. again w...
2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED48E21
We have a saab that first came in with noise in upper end. we found 6 of the lifters down so replaced and did a oil pressure check (30psi@2000rpm). still had noise droped oil pan and checked the pick up screen and it was allmost pluged up. so cleaned it,checke...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH686X1
Gentelmen this subaru came in with a check engine light on and a p0133 set. We use a snap-on 2500 and a genisys on asian vehicles. I could not bring the bank 1 sensor 1 pid up on either scan tool in OBD generic or vehicle specific. I called the dealer for any ... Trouble codes: P0133
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIBRATION AT IDLE VIN: JT2SK12E6P
This camry has an annoying vibration in the steering wheel when hot (or warm) and only at idle in gear with car not moving. There are no codes. The engine is lean at hot idle, all other rpm ranges are ok. there is no noticable vibration at other rpm ranges. -...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L struts ? VIN: 4T1GK12E9R
Customer came in with bad struts and broken springs. Replaced springs and struts. Car is pulling to the left after a left turn, and then will pull to the right after a right turn. The springs are the type that are not to turn with the strut. the have a bearing...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L rear main seal? VIN: 4T1BG12KST
this car came to us with a small oil leak problem and has turned into a nightmare. we diagnosed that the dist. was leaking oil so we replaced it and the problem was solved...not for long almost 2 weeks later the car is pulling into parking lot dripping and smo...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L pump VIN: 5TEGN92N42
Truck came in a couple of weeks ago with noise from power steering pump, Fluid was full , no leaks found. Replaced pump, bleed air from system, noise is gone. Customer returned next day with the same noise.Bleed system again , noise is gone. Cust returns again...

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1971 BMW 2002 121.3CID timing chain
Hello all and thank you for the help, especially george. The camshaft timing was off. The original installer put the crankshaft at 12 o'clock to the ground and the camshaft at 6 o'clock to the engine. I aligned them so that the crank key was at twelve(to the e...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L 2.5
Thanks to all the replies, The car came back yesterday with no noise so it is fixed with a new vanos. I called my BMW dealer for the updates and they said none where available for this car but I did see the tension spring add on the 96 and up 328 [m52] engine....
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6326W
Hi Fellows, Thanks to all that responded. It was the EWS. I had it towed to the dealer, for them to realign the DME to EWS and it turns out the EWS is fryed. Being they are Vin specific, and have to be ordered from Germany, it will be three to five days before...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Shifter Light VIN: WBAFB33501
Thanks for all the help customer does not want to spend the time to find why light is on he said if the draw is within spec good enough. Thanks again...Tim
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, eml light on VIN: WBADT43461
Thankyou!!! The throttle body was the fix. One of the pots in the unit had failed. The car runs just beautifully and the cust is happy. Another one down thanx to people like y'all! Thanx, Alex. Trouble codes: 115 (throttle valve adaptation).
1996 Buick Roadmaster Collector's Edition 5.7L No Start, NO VOLTAGE VIN: 1G4BN52P1T
Well, I guess I jumped the gun posting this help request when the problem ended up being the pump harness that Oreillys sent me. It looked exactly like the one that came off of the car however the power for the pump and the power for the sending unit were in d...
2002 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
I unbolted the Headpipe and took it for a ride and it went good, I replaced the Cat. and test drove and the CEL is staying off now. So the plugged Cat. was causing the PO410 code. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED !!! Trouble codes: P0410.
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L tcc VIN: 1G6KS54Y12
I thank all that helped with the different failures these are pron to. I checked into th factory warranty as David sugested and found this car was indeed under 4/50,000 warranty. It had 10 days and 5,000 miles left so I sent it off to the dealer. Thanks again ...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L a/c blower VIN: 1G6KD54Y22
DUe to the short period, I've received only three replies; but all three hit the jackpot: The blower control module. Rick [...] has also suggested to replace the blower motor as well due to the hi amps draw to be on the safe side (causing the module to fail)....
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP23F3M
the customer did not want to spend any more money and took the car home.
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WL52M6V
Well this was a good one. After revewing all the replies this is what I did. I took the MAF out of the equation by unplugging it. The car ran the same. I unhooked the exhaust also. Same result. I tried hanging the knock sensor out of the block but the PCM was ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK19T6X
thanks for the help, found mass air flow at fault for poor running cold replaced with a knowen good one took care of problem , thanks for the help, hope to help out, steve.
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L cooling system VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
Thanks for the information that all provided. Sorry about the late posting. The weather cooled off and we were waiting for a heavy duty radiator to be built. (it's not available off the shelf). We went with a 4 core radiator and two 16 inch electric fans in pl...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1C3EJSGH9S
Hello Guys and Girls :):):):):) Thanks to all you good guys and iATN for this tool / I want to thanl all the guys tha send me mail .I had already fixed it before I opened my mail but the Tech with the answer was Michael [...] thanks Mike ... another tech... Trouble codes: 33 (ac presure switch).
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7KF26C9S
we switched truck over to external regulator and customer is happy.still have issue with tach.customer is ok with that
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Unknown VIN: 3B7MF33D0V
still haven't found the problem.owner is removing truck from fleet.thanks for all the info.all the info was useful but didn't apply to this vehicle.we switched wheels and tires ,checked drive shaft angle .everything came out in specs.
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4B3AU42Y9V
Unfortunatly,my problem is yet to be solved.I found that injectors 1 & 3 were pulsing fine and injectors 2 & 4 were not pulsing at all.Being that the engine is a 4 cylinder that will definetly cause a no start or extreme problem idling if it does start. I'm su...
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L MIL Lamp on
1. We did not fix the SES light on; the customer has decided to drive the car as is, seeing how the performance is acceptable to him. We may get the chance to investigate this in the future, as there may be a software update. 2. We did replace the instrument c... Trouble codes: P1390 (Cam/Crank sensor sinc loss).
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, exhaust gets red hot VIN: 3B7HF13ZY6
Thanks For all the help. Rechecked the timing was in spec. Checked the o2 sensors they were working properly.we remved the exhaust no change. We flushed the injector for possible Restriction in the fuel rail or injector. which would cause a lean condition and ...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Pedal VIN: 1FTHX26F5S
Nick was right on the money. We went and drove the vehicle and once it came off of idle the pedal was fine. driving around town the pedal seems perfect. The only time it will fade is at first start up with lots of pressure on the pedal, once driven it works gr...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FXW
Hello all and sorry once again for the late post. Were pretty sure this one is fixed. A lot of good responses that taught us plenty. It's a pretty long post. We last left this one with an update, and were going to start by re-checking wiring and scoping the se... Trouble codes: P1218 (CID circuit short to power), P1107 (dual alt. lower ckt. fault), P1105 (duallalt. upper ckt fault), P1106 (dual alt. lower fault).
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L wot a/c relay VIN: 1FAFBP6630
sorry it took me this long but i got the new relay from ford and it is normaly closed,then the pcm energize it when its in wot. ifound that somebody worked on it before and put the wrong relay thanks to all of you.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L courtesy lights VIN: 1FTNX20S9X
repalced the switches in door latch assembly for the courtesy light problem, replaced the left side power door lock actuator to fix the power door lock problem. thanks to all who responded.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR14X4Y
thankyou everyone for responding, my first thought was the cps, just couldnt find it uasually there in the front, this one happens to be in the back way deep below intake man. well noise is gone thanxs!!!
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start
WOW! you guys are AWESOME! Every response gave great advice. Especially Mike (from California). Scanner was reading 0 oil pressure but I just didn't believe it. Figured there must some electrical problems. Checked out all of the readings everyone recommended-e... Trouble codes: P1280.
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Problem with Idle VIN: 1HGCB7NA01
I want to sincerely thank all of you who replied to my problem. I checked all the areas that were mentioned by everyone however the people who mentioned the vacuum leak in particular Rick (Ohio), Todd (Washington), David (Indiana), Honda Bob, & Charran (New Yo...
1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cooling system VIN: JHLPD1846X
Thanks to all that responded. I removed the radiator and flow checked it, the water just trickled out of the lower hose fitting. So in went a new radiator and it stays cool. The customer has been driving the Crv for 2.5 weeks now with no problems what-so-ever....
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDH58WOP
Well the truck isn't fixed because the customer isn't sure if he wants to spend the money for the repair. But I did find the problem. This motor is dual overhead cam. The exhaust cams are driven off the intake cams by a small timing chain. The timing belt dr...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1241W
Thank you for your help. As many of you pointed out this is a Discovery, Not a Range Rover. Once I got the right info in MOD it showed a nice picture of where the main relay is. Right next to the washer bottle. New relay nad it runs great. I still have an in... Trouble codes: P1193, P0158, P1317, P1318, P0560.
1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22B6P
I was reluctant to close this as a 'fix';I will explain why. First, thanks for all the responses. Most of the replies pointed to an intermittent distributor problem where spark was lost intermittently. After rechecking everything(fuel press,spark, injector pul...
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Controller VIN: WDBHA28E7T
Thanks to dave from texas, Chuck from florida, Richard from florida, and ken from kentucky. You all had thew right answer for this one. there are two flat holes at the bottom of the control need to make two flat pcs of metal with one side filed down, ...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L CV joint VIN: 4M2XV11T9X
Thanks to each person who responded. As many of you pointed out, the outer joint is not meant to be removed.The only way to replace the outer boot is to remove the inner joint and slide a new outer boot over the entire length of the shaft. I chose to replace b...
1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5S3X
thanks guys, it was short in harness near evap purge can. apparently a receiver hitch was installed and when they installed it they had to drop purge can and when re-installed got harness trapped between frame and hose from cannister pinching the wires. Trouble codes: P0450, P0105, P1105, P0120.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Thanks to all about the advise. I tried the 'generic' way of resetting the idle but did not work. Actually had another Altima come in with same code and no throttle at all-like a broken throttle cable. Replaced the throttle body assy. Tried the generic reset a... Trouble codes: P0507 (RPM higher than expected).
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L auto locking hubs VIN: 5N1ED28Y14
Thanks for the three replies. I have not found anything wrong on this vehicle in the last week of driving and I do agree this clicking is a normar sound. The truck is still running normaly in 2WD and 4WD. Thanks for the help
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L cruise control VIN: 1N4BA41E04
This vehicle went on vacation and has not been returned for repairs, I'll have to close without a fix. Tom told me how to check the cn lines with a dual scope, if I get it back in I'll post the results. Thanks you, J.B.
1996 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Engine noise
Had all good responses. Checked all the springs and tried moving the valve in the guides. Already had used upper cylinder cleaner as suggested, just forgot to mention it. Removed engine for teardown. Sounds like a lot of work but if I dont see a problem in one...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1G2WP52K1V
Removed side cover and found fillings behind the 2-3 shift soleniod, didn't go any further just R/R the tranny. Thankx for all the info.
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L fuse for compressor VIN: 1G2WJ52MXV
The car came back today and the owners were kind enough to keep a record of which fuses blew out. It was the fuse we wired into the compressor every time! In the meantime, I had received several replies that others had experienced similar problems with intermi...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G2JB52442
Hi everyone! Sorry for the extended time period,we went on vacation for a week and a half.We worked on the car right up until the last day of business,right into the afternoon.As said earlier a new fuel pump module was installed and the car was still a no star... Trouble codes: P0201 (injector 1 circuit problem), P0201 (injector 1 circuit problem), P0203 (injector 3 circuit problem), P0204 (injector 4 circuit problem).
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