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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Trunk latch VIN: WBADE5321V
This will sound weird (betcha never heard that before) but when the headlights are turned off, the trunk latch releases. Component activation w/scanner won't unlock it but other functions in ZKE can be activated (lock/unlock doors, test dome lights, etc). Befo...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L No Start VIN: 4USCH333XX
Car has no Spark. We retrieved a code 209, which Mitchell has no explaination of. We have not found a port to check fuel pressure at this time. Does anyone know what this code is? Trouble codes: 209 (Unknown)
1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Starter VIN: 1G4CW5318M
Very intermit. no start condition. Everything powers up on dash but starter does not engage. You can jump the starter and car does start but does not stay running. I think it is the theft module but have no good way to confirm. The car only does this once or t...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L ABS light on VIN: 1G4CW53L6N
ABS light comes on when I first start driving vehicle. Scanner will not get codes to flash. Tried another scanner, same thing. All abs fuses are good. All sensors ohmed good. Seems to me that it would be a sensor if it does not come on until it starts moving b...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52LXR
Origionaly came in with a work order stating 'check for misfire'. Checked for codes and none found. Test drove and no trouble noted. Further discution with service writer/owner revealed that symptom only occured 2 or 3 times on drive from Oregon to central coa...
1994 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR5SL4R
Vehicle came in with Hard Code PO342. Replaced ignition Module. OK for a few days. Now has VERY intermitent Code PO342. Replaced CAM SENSOR. No change. Still intermitent Code PO342.Can not duplicate when wiggling wires. Trouble codes: P0342
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L tach,speedo prndl,odometer VIN: 1G4HP54K6Y
intermittently the i/p cluster will act up and all of the gauges will go haywire. on key up gauges appear to operate normal except prndl, which flickers. on start up all gauges go full sweep then reads except tach varies from 1500 to 3000 at idle(1000 rpm) spe...
2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L air bag VIN: 1G4HP54K81
Hello I got this park ave in with the air bag light on steady. I checked for codes and got a B0100 undefined code. I looked in the alldata but they had no info at all on this code, not even a definition. I checked the archives here at iatn but came up empty. I...
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1G6KD54Y7V
Vehicle came in for a missfire when cold complaint. A tune up, motor vac,and intake clean cured the missfire problem we also removed about one quart of trams fliud from the overfilled transmission now the service transmission message is flashing code p0748. On...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L brake pedal VIN: 1G6EL12Y1Y
Customer complained of fading brake pedal, we felt it and replaced the master cyl. (Problem didn't change.) It will happen only when you back up several or just a few feet, the first time you brake going forward the pedal fades to the floor, the next and rest ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L wipers VIN: 1G1AY0781E
Wondering if you corvette experts can help me. Wiper motor is defective. Ordered new motor from GM. Replacement motor is same part number as original #[...]. The problem is the original motor has a two wire connector and the replacement has a three wire con...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHG39R31
we have replaced the cap and rotors 3 times now because of moisture in the cap.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L 1st/2nd gear VIN: 1GCHK29275
We are a GM dealer and have gone over this 3 time with the tech line with no results the only thing we have not done is to replace the tranny ( need GM ok for that because this is warranty and he has had this problem since about 10,000KM Any ideas would be app...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Temperature VIN: 3CAFY4BB01
This vehicle was in for overheating and we replaced the t-stat everything seemed good very basic repair. However customer expressed that this vehicle still overheats, hoowever only with the A/C system engaged. It will not overheat on the highway or city withou...
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JB3XD64B9M
codes 22 and 23 for crank angle and tdc sensor. replaced sensor with two new reman units and problem still happens.wiring and voltage/ground checks ok. leaning toward ecm. please read the repair history for more info on this one. Trouble codes: 22 (crank angle sensor), 23 (top dead center sensor)
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L OD, rear clutch VIN: 1B7GG23YXR
Previous post was about no 2-1 downshift at stops. That seems to have fixed itself as shifting is fine except for a slightly high 1-2 shift at low throttle. Now, I feel it's getting hot (and I'm anal since I have a low comfort level with trans repairs, and ins...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46F2V
Car came in with occas. stall at stops, missing & check eng. light. We found bad coil(2 cylinders had weak spark) & changed plugs, wires. After doing, still have occasional stall at stops & will drop 1,3,5, cylinders(according to M/Tech scanner) on hard decele... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L headgasket VIN: 2B3HD46R8X
Working on a 99 intrepid. Car came in with a blown headgasket. Took heads off and took them to a local machine shop were they resurfaced and did a major rebuild on them. Replaced headgaskets with OEM parts torqed heads down to book specification. Replaced both...
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L front brakes VIN: 1B7GG42N72
truck pulls to right.braking makes it worse.did upgrade on front brakes at 30k.ceramic pads drilled rotors reman calibers.2 wheelbearings lower balljoints alignment .abs light would flash sometimes but dont think it engaged as told by costomer.light now stays ...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Surge VIN: 3B7KF23661
Cruise with a slight load causes TCC to engage in and out constantly. I read all the archives, and checked the APPS with scope while driving on the dyno. I could not see any interference, noise or dropouts in the signal. The wiring is good, the batteries and A...
2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B3AG52H91
This car sets a P0403 code after driving for awile on the highway. I have checked everything in the circut and it checks OK but my Shopkey tells me that the soloniod should hold vacum with no power applied it doesnt so I got a new one from the dealer and it is... Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR solonoid circut fault)
1993 Ford Escort 1.9L neutral condition VIN: 1FALP5P256
Transmission was rebuilt a year ago. now it will go into neutral state when driving along in over drive. stop the car and it will move again. after a few kilometers it will go into a neutral state again. Fluid looks foamy like there is air in it. level is good...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L ABS light on VIN: 2FMZA52401
Run KOEO test and passed 6 times, test drove, activate ABS 10 times, drove 5 miles, code didn't return. Customer drove 3 block Code C1185 returned. Is the relay in the control module or in the relay box or I'm I looking in the wrong area. Thank You Mike
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMZU64W72
Posting for another shop. Vehicle will be driving down road or sitting idle and suddenly motor will just shut down. The motor will restart imediately with no trouble. No codes present. Checked for fuel pressure during drive and the pressure was about 45 lbs w...
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK63U71
I did injector flush and cleared up misfire on cyl 1,7,8 cleared code and road tested great, later that day it returned with mil on and same code with different cyl's misfiring, pulled rails and found full of some kind of black sediment, curious about what mig... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cam holding tool VIN: JHMBB2150S
I did a t-belt job on this car last week, You install a 5mm (3/16) punch through cam caps and into cam holes to hold cams while removing belt. The hole in the cam cap is larger, (a 7/32 drill bit fit nicely) so it lets the cams move enough that it's difficult ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5637T
vehicle came from honda dealer after 2 weeks.drove 38 miles no problem,idled for 6 hours,no problem.drove again and stalled at 60 mph,cut off and restarted.2 miles cut off and had to stop and wait 3-4 minutes and restarted.at shop it will stall but will restar...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2257X
Vehicle came to us with a srs light on. We have the Vetronix Mastertech with the Honda/Acura 12mb procard. We are unable to communicate with the vehicle to obtain any codes. We have also tried the generic card for a scan test with the same results. Connecting ...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1876Y
Honda folks hello. Got the head back on this thing and it starts and runs fine but immediatley set 1336 on start up after reset.I have ohmed it and it was 2.6k which according to mit is within spec and it doesnt have cont to ground on either terminal. My quest... Trouble codes: 1336 (Crankshaft speed fluctuation)
1992 Isuzu NPR 4.5L Shifting VIN: JALB4B1K9N
Transmission goes from 1st gear to third. Manual gives description for code retrieval, counting the blinking lights, but ours is indechiperable. I get some fast blinks and then steady pulsing of over 100 blinks before I stopped counting. We are a light truck a...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L evap leaks water VIN: 1J4FX58S4V
Hey gang, I've got this Cherokee that keeps leaking water into the floor board. I removed the evap case to clean out, but there was little inside it and nothing blocking the drain. At that time I noticed that the evap core looked like it was leaking, so I rep...
2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade 3.7L blower motor VIN: 1J4GL38K32
hi guys. got this jeep liberty in with the blower motor not working. tested wiring in circuit. all good. power and ground to relay is good (2 power sources @ relay). power to both fuses (one under hood and in fuse center inside car). both fuses are good. repl...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L alternator VIN: 1J4GX48S32
Thanks in advance ,here's what we have, no trouble codes,pcm data shows 11.7 volts,the battery terminal of alternator has 11.7 volts. the white/blue wire shows 12.0 volts for approx. 1 second when key is switched to on position, and is below 1 volt there after...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cooling fan VIN: 1J4GW48554
need a little help w/the location of the fan relay according to my sources aldata,jeep dealer,having done this repair before and 2 other shops it shoud be below the r/f head light behind the bumper cover. the only thing we see are the mponting holes but no par...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transmission VIN: SALMB11413
Hello All, This car came from a local used car lot with the trans stuck in limphome mode.we retrieved a code Po705 transmission range sensor circuit problem PRNDL. We have performed all of the circuit tests in the manual as well as tried a replacement neutral ...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19292
Hello group, I've had a week in hell; posted 3 so far.The complaint was vehicle was struggling and taking off at traffic light very slowly. Scan data reviewed all PID's are within frame, with the exception of TPS, 15.3% & 84.6% (closed and full throttle), had... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps/ gas pedal position circuit malfunction), P0121 (tps out of range)
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNLM81W9N
hello guys this car came very late tonight with the complaint of cutting out and stalling only when driving over a bump or driving over railroad tracks and if it stalls it will restart immediatly, no mil on but i checked it with a scanner and found trouble cod... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow too low), 341 (cmp signal noise), 172 (ego not switching lean bank 1), 176 (ego not switching lean bank 2), 332 (egr valve not opening), 336 (exh press high or egr signal hi)
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V8P
cannot pull suspension codes with our MODIS,anyone with any ideas? Thanks in advance. Jim
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
What I have here is a 1999 Mazda 626 that has a terrible belt squeal at the alternator. It first came in just over a year ago with the same problem and after two aftermarket alternators that didn't make a bit of difference we finally fixed it with a Mazda fact...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L #4 cyl. VIN: JM1BJ22543
This vehicle periodicly develops a noise in #4 cyl. and will close the tip of the spark plug. I've flushed the cylinder with atf, ran it with the plug out, vacumned it with a shop vac and a small hose throught the spk plug hole. It has idled for several hours ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, whistle from intake VIN: JM1FE17N34
Hello techs, I've got a RX8 that runs rough when it is driven hot. I road tested the vehicle and for the first 10 minutes the vehicle drives fine. After the vehicle is warmed up, the engine starts to idle rough and theris a high pitch whistle coming from the i...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Compressor VIN: WDBNG70J61
The A/C system will intermitantly blow warm, mostly right after start up. When the problem occurs both the high side and low side lines are warm and the compressor is running. The high side pressure is 250-300PSI and the low side pressure is 50-80PSI when this...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Tachometer VIN: JA4MR41H2S
This car came into the shop for maintenance, and was driven for evaluation of power, brakes, etc. before being connected to the Motorvac for fuel system cleaning. It was run for appr. 45 minutes and, as is normal with the Motorvac, when the time ran out the Mo...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7S
car lost #5 cylinder, causing rough idle and no high end power; I replaced #5 injector and everything was great for 3 days; car lost #5 cylinder again, yet high end power was still better than before, per customer. Intermittently, it would run great for a sho... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire on cyl 5)
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Failed Emissions VIN: JN1CA2104T
This Maxima failed OBD II emissions test. Vehicle failed emissions because the MIL command is on. The MIL is not on, but ECM is commanding it on. Bulb check is good, MIL comes on when ignition is on and goes out when engine is running. P0325 will NOT clear. EC... Trouble codes: P0325 (excessive high or low voltage from knock sensor to ECM), P1400 (improper voltage signal sent to ECM through EGRC solenoid)
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1G3GR62C6S
Hello all. I have a hair puller. This 95 Aurora with Baby-Northstar came in with complaint of inoperative cruise control, no codes stored. Scan data doesnt provide much info on cruise control. Test drive verified cruise will set for approximatly 5 seconds th...
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L headlights VIN: 1G3GR62C6X
help old's techs can not find this problem! the module relays click on and off on there own sometimes. they also work fine sometimes. it seems to be more when the car gets hotter but not all the time. i am leaning towards the ignition switch unless someone kn...
1954 Other Ford Convertible 359CID Generator
This car has a 6 volt positive ground electrical system. This car has an 8 volt battery, because customer couldnt find a 6 volt battery, I couldnt either. Customer said that shortly after we put the voltage regulator on it, a year ago it had a drain. He took i...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1G2FW2183K
this one's been a real nightmare. i replaced the engine and the car ran beautifully. had small oil leak at rear of intake maifold, so i pulled it and resealed. that is when the nightmare begins. the car now has a surge at 800 - 1200 rpm (sometimes at idle). it...
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WP0AA2957H
This car will refuse to start for one or multiple attempts. It will start and the die only to restart instantly. The customer lives 120 miles away and when the car started after 4 days of no start he drove to our shop without a hiccup. We then started the car ...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0CA2986X
hello group I have this 99 boxter that came in with a starter problem, customer said that he had to turn ignition about 30 times every time before it would start, finally started went bad and had to be towed to our shop. we replaced starter and now we had to t...
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8ZG5289T
this car came to me from another shop with all these parts installed.car is running rich all the time.all sensors look good on scanner,fuel pressure is at specs. there is no leak down from injectors.ive removed the pcv hose from intake and the o2 doesnt change... Trouble codes: 656 (fuel level sensor), 132 (high voltage on oxygen sensor)
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WVWCA0156K
hi techs, im looking for some help on this vehicle, it seems to have a fuel problem. i have good fuel pressure going to the fuel distributor but there is very little fuel coming out of the injectors. we do not have much experience on this type of system. the v...
1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no crank VIN: WVWJD4311P
This car was brought to us for a no crank no start. It has no power to the s terminal on the starter. I have power from the ingtion switch out but not at the starter. My wireing digram are incomplete. The drivers side seat belt is pluged in. Were are the wires...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L face vents VIN: WV2MH4706Y
Hello and Thanks in advance. Customer came in with complaint of face vents for a/c will default to the floor on acceleration. Suspected vacuum leak and smoke tested under hood, and to interior, the only leak found was egr valve, which we had a code for, replac...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L SRS light, Oil/engine stop light, CAN buss VIN: WVWAH63B51
Hello. At times on this Passat, the SRS light will illuminate and the oil/stop engine light will come on. It is very intermittant. The customer says it has happened six times. She belives it to be heat related, as it problem will occur if the vehicle sits in t...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Blend door VIN: 3VWFE21C02
AC system blows warm. Compressor engages, pressure normal, fan works. We located the temp control blend door shaft that the cable is attached to. It has come out of the cavity in the blend door and will not stay in when the control knob is move. Its hard to te...

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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L limp mode VIN: XXXBW60041
Didn't get much help on this one. I'm closing this as I'm running out of time, but am still attempting to figure this one out. If I do I will post an update. I did try another transmission computer out of another car, and unfortunately that did not change th...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L compressor VIN: WBADD6328W
Well, I'm going to call this one fixed. Ron was a big help with the wire colors being brn/blk and yel/blk. Erik was correct in stating the sensor being on the left side of HVAC housing. Finally I found sensor! I checked resistance of sensor and it was about 18...
1990 Buick LeSabre 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54C21
thanks for all the help.i found a small piece of magnet in crank reluctor ring.thanks agian for all the replies.
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HR5215S
Thanks 'John from Kentucky', As you and I both suspected it was the ECM. Never did find schematic for 'passenger side under dash fuse and relay center'. Seems thy don't exist on any wiring diaghrams. Even ShopKey sent me the wrong ones twice. What made me thin... Trouble codes: 629 (invalid passkey frequency).
1994 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L Instrument cluster VIN: 1G6EL12Y7R
Did not recieve much on replies for this one. But decided since ALL digital displays were not working and speedo. To replace the cluster. All displays are now working and the customer is happy.
1987 Chevrolet P30 Step-Van 6.2L Poor Fuel Economy, LACK OF POWER VIN: 1GCJP32J4H
I received a number of replies, some saying to adjust injection timing. Injection timing is ok, runs fine. This is just the way the vehicle was built, designed for local driving only.
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: GCEC14W0VZ
Hi, to every co-iATN I would like to thank all those that offered help in one way of the other in fixing the GM truck I am working on. Tried all those tips and suggestions but never get to finish the job. The owner of the shop decided to junk the vehicle as ...
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 1Y1SK5235W
Thanks alot to all that replied, I started by tapping on the key while turning etc. could not get cylinder to turn, I decided to start using a punch on the lock pin, after a couple of light taps on the lock pin the key turned to the access. position so I could...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transfer case control module VIN: 1GNDT13W9Y
Lots of good help once again.Thanks to every one. Unfortunately it has stopped having this problem so the cust thinks it is fixed.I think and customer was advised that it will probably happen again.
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L 2nd gear start VIN: 1B7GG23YXR
The problem solved itself after a couple of test drives. It appears the governor was sticking and cleared out after a few shifts. Thanks for the replies, and where do I find the Lube Guard referred to?
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L Overdrive case VIN: 1P7HF16Z0S
Hello All, Ok vehicle is fixed. I recieved some good ideas, the best of which was a suggestion of possible cracked overdrive piston flooding the overdrive case. I pulled the overdrive housing and tore it down to see if I could find anything. Didnt find a dam...
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on, no transmission shif VIN: 1B7GG23X8V
Thanks to the people who responded the govenor sensor was shorted. replace the sensor and all is well again thanks again. Trouble codes: 45 (Goven. pressure sensor is low), 45 (Goven. pressure sensor is low).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L front end VIN: 3B7KF2629X
One more thing I had already checked but forgot to put in the original post; u-joints. They were OK. ( this is four wheel drive country, I checked them early!) Many suggested a bad gear box. That was the first part I replaced as I was sure that was the probl...
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L suction line VIN: 2B4FP25B6X
Hi Techs, I had several good responses to the problem, some said about the dessicant in the drier bursting and plugging the system (which is good to know about) and others said if there was a rear unit(which there wasn't) the system would need more freon ahd s...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
Problem solved. Thanks to all the techs that helped me out. I left the center bolt in the balancer and used the puller and it came right out. Using extra long bolts also helped out.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Hard, long start VIN: 1FALP52U1V
Hey all, Well it runed out to be the constant control relay. I thought it would be this. Thanks for replying and confirming my thoughts. Thanks, Craig
1997 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle abve 2 MPH VIN: 1FTCR15U0V
First,thanks for the suggestions on fixes for this vehicle. After more testing it was found that a bad speed sensor was the problem. Because of problems like this I sometimes wish that I understood everthing I know about this stuff! Ounce again thanks for all ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FMPU18L7Y
Thank you for all the help We went through the quite easy trouble tree for this and found just like you all said that the cluster is no good Customer did not want it fixed at this time
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Excessive cranking VIN: 1FDXF47P45
Sorry guy's it took so long, but the one I needed help on I've still haven't got to. Although the info Don gave helped on four other trucks. I've found alot of ICP and cam sensor bad, mainly false readings and damaged wiring. Once again sorry it took so long a...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GKDT13W7X
well guys it turns out that this jimmy had two problems causing the trouble, first fuel pump was not putting out enough pressure all the time. second someone had the distributor out prior to us getting car. even though the scanner said cam retard was 0 i check...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Radio & entire I/P except oil pressure gauge VIN: 1GTHK23111
Thanks to automxi, Nicholas, Mike, John, William, & Michael for your replies. Well this one was a stumper but figured it out. Eventually found intermittent excessive voltage drop on circuit 340 between junction block fuse assembly input and instrument cluster ...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L brake VIN: 1GKDT13S73
WELL guys i thank you for the info you gave me, let me say i feel silly for not hitting this one fast, it ended up being the master cylinder being bad, i replaced both frt wheel cylinders and the rh frt brake hose, i also replace the abs module valve, and fina...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission ECM VIN: 1HGCB9876N
Hi All I got a lot of help ED MATT DAVE Matt made me stop and think so I went back to begining I cleared codes let it run and only got one code code 7 Tracing out the circut I had 39000 ohms dis conected shif selioned and it went open tested at selioned and ha...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L starts & goes dead VIN: JHMES96625
camshaft was advanced 1 tooth. retimed and all was fine.
1987 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJAV1345H
many suggested the air flow meter or to adjust it. On inspection however, I found it had been opened and appears to have been adjusted. I exchanged it for another. Did start easier and ran smooth, but decided to do a long test drive. after about 20 mintes, car...
1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Odometer VIN: SAJHY1747M
The replies all pointed to the cluster being at fault. The customer has to make a decision whether to fix or live with it. Thanks for the input guys. John
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT8BD69S69
I installed a Toyota belt, tensioner, and idler pulley just the way the belt came off. Roll the engine up to TDC(white marks) then counter-clockwise 60 degrees to the secondary(yellow) marks. This is supposed to place pistons far enough down cylinder just in c...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L LR Air Bag Soleniod VIN: 1LNLM974XR
Greetings and thanx for the replies. A new solenoid fixed the LR fill issue. I energized the solenoid manually to open her up and blew shop air into the bag. She rose to a usable height. An item of note is that to energize the solenoid to open was to add power...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Dies, then no-start VIN: JM2UF3235L
Received good troubleshooting suggestions from Eric [...]. Vehicle finally died and would not start for long enough period to allow completing tests. When it would not start there was no, or very low, 5 volt reference voltag...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L ignition switch/steering lock VIN: WDBJF70H1X
Due to the uncertainty of the accuracy of the other shop's diagnosis, the car was sent to the nearest MB dealer. The procedure is, according to some, complex and difficult. Others said it's easy, involving pulling the cluster, disengaging the shift lock cable,...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31F2P
I tried another distributor and that fixed the problem. Thanks for all the replies.
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WK52J32
Thanks to all that replied.This car is fixed.I carefully traced the main engine compartment wirring harness and found that were the harness runs between radiator and trans,and turns up toward firewall was laying against a/c accumulator and had rubbed four diff... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Signal Low), P0141 (O2 Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0443 (Evap Purge Control Circuit Fault).
1995 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L turn signals VIN: YS3CD68U2S
I was able to get the light problem to act up again, but to make it clear it was the turn signal bulbs that were illuminating on only the right side of the vehicle (not parking lights). They were not flashing. I removed the right lower dash panel and accessed ...
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L unknown VIN: JS3TD62VX1
I wish to thank all who offered their ideas on this post; especially in view of my having a very limited description of the problem. All suggestions were good and any could have been the source of the noise I was hearing. Fortunately the customer was able to l...
1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4BN93D6L
Hello everyone: Pleas excuse the time it is taking to fix this beast. Customer took truck on a long trip and will bring back as soon as he can. However, I did try a few of the 4 suggestions I received. I scoped the VAF and TPS signals They both looked clean an...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L timing belt VIN: JT3HN85R3V
Thanks for all the replies.Ihave the owners manual and shopkey and both say 60,000 only if it's used in severe service.Many of the responses were of the I'd be safe and do it variety which was already my opinion.Special thanks to those who actually told me the...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L monitors VIN: 4TAVL52N7W
Tested all power and grounds at computer, diagnosed bad computer, customer wants to take it somewhere else to try and pass smog. Thanks to all who helped you guys are great and Iatn is the best
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L sets same evap code VIN: 4T1BG28K0W
Well thanks to this great group we have taken care of this one. I let my coworker post under my ID since he had no clue of IATN and now he is signed on. The updated canister took care of the problem. We are keeping the car over the weekend to make sure. After ... Trouble codes: P0446.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E4X
Hi evryone and thanks to all who took time to reply to this post. thanks to,Duane,Steve,Andy,Tim,Rick,Nick,Steve,Jasbir,Brian,and Victor. the problem with this toyota was, the ignition feed to the pcm, and the two coil packs would go away. we traced this all t...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L brake pedal VIN: 4T1BG22K2Y
This vehicle finally had pedal and was driven to the owners home. The next day no pedal again, customer took to the dealer and our efforts this week to contact the owner only resulted in a it's fixed from his wife, we do not know what was done to repair the br...
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