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1991 Acura NSX 3.0L valve train VIN: JH4NA1152M
this engine has been rebuilt by an unknown source, our customer purchased the car after the repair without any resourses. anyway he drove up the other day with his car and asked is i could have a listen to the engine, i went out and stood there listening to a ...
1996 Acura RL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9647T
MIL light comes on after starting engine (on all the time). Vehicle was at another shop (Acura/Honda specialists) were they performed intake manifold cleaning (was not that plugged) and replaced EGR valve. Vehicle came to our shop with same code and we perform... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffcient EGR flow detected)
1997 Audi A4 1.8L clutch VIN: WAUBB88D9V
this audi will arrive in the evening with the clutch pedal to the floor, when it sits over night, you can pump the pedal and its like new again. i'm not sure if its in the hydrolics or the pressure plate, any suggestions?
1990 BMW 525i 2.5L flywheel VIN: WBAHC2314L
have a problem with flywheel teeth keep getting damaged.we have put 2 bosch starters and 2 flywheels in this car and its damaged again.each time they sound good after installing them but only last two weeks.flywheel actually is slightly bent each time after fa...
1999 BMW 740i 4.4L cooling fan VIN: WBAGG8339X
BMW guru's. We've got no electronic cooling fan. Power and ground to the cooling fan unit are good, there is a 3rd wire, but there's no wiring diagram in mitchell or alldata. Cooling fan works fine with the engine temperature, but doesn't turn on when the a/c ...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L theft deterent VIN: 1G6KD52B9S
we desconnected the battery to replace the turn signal switch this repair went ok the problem now is we can't reset the alarm system. the owners manual tell us that unlocking any door with the key will reset the alarm system this is not working can anyone give...
1988 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L rear half of drive shaft VIN: 2GCEK19K4J
This truck was driven in today in 4WD mode since the rear drive shaft was in the bed of the truck. As I understand it, this is the second failure of the rear driveshaft and I also discovered the previous repair wasn't done by any type of professional. The fron...
1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L electronic shift VIN: 1GCDM15Z7P
The transmission will only shift electronically through the first complete cycle, i.e. start, put shift lever in 4/OD, starts in 2nd, shifts to third, then fourth, then TCC locks up. Decel to a stop, will not downshift, start out again in third. In that time a...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GNEC13T01
I have this tahoe, customer complaints that battery dies after truck sits for 2-3 days. I found a 200mA draw. If I remove the courtesy light fuse draw goes away. Found that bcm is leaving the inadvertent power relay on. I monitored the power relay timer with t...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L oil presure VIN: 1GBHK24U23
first let me say thanks in advance for your time and help.This truck came in with the oil presure gauge in the dash reading around 25lbs cold and droping to around 5-0 lbs after it warmed up.The motor never seemed to get noisey as the presure would drop so i s...
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L abs pump VIN: 1C3XC66R1L
This vehicle came in with no power assist and both brake warning lights illuminated. We diagnosed problem with the abs pump motor (Bosch system). We replaced pump and vehicle came back a week later with same problem. The pump was seized again, so we installed ...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L3T
another independent has replaced the same sensor twice, and installed an aftermarket cat. a local dealer has also replaced the same sensor twice, all with the same code reoccuring after several days of clearing. Dealer told the customer it might need a PCM, cu... Trouble codes: P0133
2001 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L rt head VIN: 2C3HH56U71
We know that they have a little history of chain problems but is there some other place we should check for this rattle noise or are there other problems common to this engine that we should check for before replacing the chain and water pump.. What sort of ho...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: Y2XG144285
This vehicle is giving me much trouble. Engine runs great when cold. But after driving about 2 to 3 miles. engine is warm and system is in closed loop. I will come to a stop and transmission is in gear you will hear the engine start sucking in alot of air thro...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L ABS Module VIN: 1B7KF23641
Good Morning, Having problems w/ Kelsey Hayes ABS System. Came in w/ ABS & Brake light on. Rear wheel locking up, Front brakes not working. Replaced master cylinder, flushed system, replaced rear wheel speed sensor to remove any electrical issues. Retrieved co...
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...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, valve ping VIN: 1FTDF15N5K
Okay, so I will save money on a haircut this month. This old truck has got me pulling my hair out. Truck cut off on my friends son and wouldn't start apparently. He had his brother in law look at it and put new tfi module. He removed dist to acess. it started ...
1993 Ford F800 8.3L belt tensioner VIN: 1F0XK84EOP
truck came in with the tensioner laying in the bottom. we found that one bolt was broken. replaced it and it lasted 1 hour before falling off again. all in all we have replaced both bolts and the tensioner and even used locktite the last time the job was done....
1998 Ford F-Series 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEXF8011X
This is a special application veh, with an ISB 215 Cummins engine, the veh stalled while was been driven, it cranks well but do not run. I'm needing the wiring diagram and connector view for the Powertrain system, so I'll be able to check the power supply and ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil consumption VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Hey FORD Guru's... Please guide me in the right direction. Customer complaint - used 5qts oil between oil change. Real question is how long before they relized it, by oil light flickering, has this been occuring? No smoke out the tail pipe, some oil in the pcv...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Van came in with MIL, ABS, Brake light on and no odometer read-out. For the short time I was able to read PIDS I was showing a good VSS signal at the scan tool, soon lost comunication with ECM, can not communicate with ABS either. This is an imported Canadain... Trouble codes: P0500, U1039
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pipe nipple at front of intake VIN: 1FMRU1665Y
The front pipe nipple is leaking coolant where it goes into the intake manifold. Ford says to replace the intake. Does anyone know of a repair kit for this or has anyone had any luck getting the nipple out and tapping the hole for a pipe fitting? Thanks, Joe
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Vehicle was towed in on wednesday with a transmission not shifting complaint. After a short check, it was determined that the transfer case was stuck between 4x4 and 4x2 modes. In addition the lights on the dash do not operate when the switch is operated. I ha...
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 6.8L refilling problem VIN: 1FBS531523
During refueling the pump cuts off many times. This is a fleet van and they have there own tank. The pump is very slow on a fill up. I have pulled both hoses off to check for a collaspe along with blowing air through the filler neck.Air flows free and the meta...
1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L No Start, Shut Off VIN: 2C1MR5298V
Car towed in - shut off - no start. Checked out , no spark, no fuel , no power to coil ... found blown IG-coil fuse (15 Amp under dash junction block). Fuse powers all kinds of wonderful things. Has anyone had one of these do this. I'm just trying to save some...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L #7 cylinder VIN: 1GCHK23U53
Customer was driving truck at 50 km when engine started making noise,drove one more block then shut engine off.Restarted later,ran poorly with loud engine noise. We were contacted by customer and vehicle was towed in.Tested engine and found no compression in #...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs motor VIN: 2HKRL18063
This Odyssey has come in for the ABS & TRAC lights on. Tried using OEM software in MasterTech scanner & can't communicate; but can flash codes using shorting connector. Codes 52 (ABS motor stop) & 61 (charging system) are stored. The charging system tests OK, ...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35C83
Hello fellow techs. This vehicle has been to the dealer numerous times and now it's my turn. Vehicle intermittently sets code PO128 ( coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature ). I have checked the thermostat, cooling fans, engine running tem... Trouble codes: P0128
1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L dash lamps VIN: SAJHY1748N
Hey guys, I need some help here. I have a jaguar with an epectrical problem. I need some diagrams and some input if possible. The vehicle went to another shop because of a battery drain. They found the dash lights staying on and sold the customer a sun load se...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L "transmission fault" message VIN: SAJGX2242W
Hi Guys; This car had a "transmission fault" message on its message center. According to the customer, the car shifted erraticaly like it was trying to find a gear. I could not reproduce the symptoms. There were no OBDII codes in current codes. There was a P11...
1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4FJ78L2K
hello and thanks before hand. we have a 1989 jeep cherokee 4.0 that after driving for a while on he high way it will idle down and once and a while will die. we have check fuel pressure and crank singal is good. we did replace the iac and clean the throtle bod...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L whole vehicle VIN: 1J4FJ67S2T
Hello to all the fellow IATN Techs. This one has everyone in the shop shaking there heads. The whole vehicle shakes violently at speeds over 45 mph, will start without hitting bumps, however bumps will set it off more easily. Visually inspected and shook down ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GW58N1X
well this is my sisters truck, and what happens is the truck will stall and then not start for about 10 to 15 minutes, so i let it idle for a couple of hours out back seemed fine then i whent back to check it and it did stall, so i restarted the vehical and it...
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12172
we are at high altitude 7600 feet, now for the problem this car ran fine but seemed to have a lack of throttle response but was only slight, code test p0121 and a history code of p0171 which did not return , we replaced the tps with a factory part then verifie... Trouble codes: P0121
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2217S
HELP, RECENLY MY SHOP REPLACED AN ENGINE ON 95 millinia. RUN ,BUT ON THE OUT SIDE BAND; center plug #4 work good, first #2,last#6 have no power atall.Disconnected plugs wires ,no RPM changed. Sparts,injection pull,fuel GOOD. Compresstion 175 Thanks DUC HU...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1410S
Greeting Mazda Masters. We have a 95 Protege LX that has the MIL illuminated steady but we are unable to retrieve any service codes. Our Mitchell program shows a connector under the dash and says you must use a NGS scan tool to access codes but the connector d...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L heater blower VIN: JM1BJ24583
Car came to us originally with a melted down blower motor. I do not mean melted as a figure of speech, I mean literally! We looked for causes (debris in fan housing, ect.) and could see no reason for the failure. We put in a used motor because of cost and no r...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L engine management VIN: WDBGA76EXR
we need engine harness number [...] or somebody who can repair by re[lacing all exposed wiring, the coating is falling off. i suspect mb na has harnesses, but is refusing to give them up, except to their "preferred" customers!!! does anybody out ther ha...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Overchraging, Intermittent draw, gauges go dead. VIN: 1ZWHT61L8X
Hi all. What a Nightmare, on top of all of the above issues, the car is owned by the shop's service writers cousin, so he is living on our backs. Ok, basicly, this car will go dead overnight like once every two weeks, we have not ben able to find a constant d...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.4L monitors
Hi everybody I have this 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse customer try to smog it but none of the monitors will run he took it to the dealer and there not to sure about it and told him to drive it and I checked it today none of the monitors where ready try to do the dr...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T52
USED CAR FROM AUCTION,CLEAN CARFAX.Came to me with a random,intermitant miss.Changed plugs,fuel filter.Tried dissableing cylinders with plug wires,no single cylider seemed to have deffinet affect.Dissabled injectors 1 and then 2 at a time.No single cylinder ha... Trouble codes: 300 (random miss), 174 (bank 2 lean), 159 (o2 b 2 si)
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X12
Trouble shooting has three steps i performed all three steps and can not find any problems. I've tested swirl control valve control solenoid, valve is working properly, tested for any vaccum leaks, tested mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor, removed... Trouble codes: P1130
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3WH54T5L
this is my personal car. has been running good up until monday when I tried to pass and it fell on its face. started stalling the next day. replaced fuel filter.(hadn't been changed since i got the car)didnt help. replace ignition module and coils. doesnt stal...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C9T
Hi all need some help on this mopar.Car came in last week cust.said check engine light on & car starts missing real bad then dies.I road tested car,car runs good.Tested for codes & had po351,p1390,p1391.Cust.said it never had timing belt so I started there.Che... Trouble codes: P0351 (1ign. coil primary circuit), P1390 (cam crank timing not correct), P1391 (loss of cmp or ckp signal)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NW52EXX
car mainly cold on accel, hesitates, surges, pops and backfires. does get better as engine warms up, but still there. fuel pressure is koeo at 45, and flow is good. did a snapshot with tech 2 and only thing we saw was at 24x would match engine rpm only to abou... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire)
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L alternator VIN: 1GMDX03E7Y
i have a constant voltage fluxuation on this montana that is visible in the dash lights as well as the headlights. at start up the vechile goes discharge, then charge and finally charging voltage drops down and the fluxuation begins. the charging voltage moves...
1974 Porsche 911 2.7L No Start VIN: 9115110346
HELP.. What looked like something we could handle turned into a nightmare. Good customer came in and brought with him some collapsable tubes for the oil return and gave us ALL kinds of info to replace them Easy fix , until... The vehicle had gotten 3 quarts ...
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: JS3TD03V4W
HI ALL SUSZUKI TECHS, Have a customer wutgh a 98 sidekick came in 7.24/06 with a dead battery. Replaced battery and did State inspection OBDII compliant. Have 3 monitors that will not reset... EGR / EVAP / CATALYST Customer has put over 300 miles since batter...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1GK13E0R
came in overheating. pressure tested sytem and held pressure but the cap was bad. replaced cap and thermostat, and flushed and filled colling sytem. everything was ok on test drive. came back after a couple of days, overheating again. this time it had a bad se...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Hello everyone. 4 Runner came in for no power complaint. Check Ignition and found that the sprk is random and may drop out as many as three cylinders at one time. Checked cam and crank sensor and looked OK but that didn't stop me from replacing the Distributor...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: 3VWSE69M12
Cooling fans only work on high speed(no low). Tried getting into cooling fan module with modis but can not find string.
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M73
how can i pinpoint this problem? i have modis that will communicate and a generic tool that works ok. does this car need ecm reflash? the code resets within 10 min of driving and the freeze data is similar each time. any info would be greatly appreciated. than... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient)
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWSP61J33
hey, this is my sisters vehicle and i m by no means a volkswagon specialist, anyway this car could barly maintain highway speeds in fact it would lose approximately 20 km/hr going up a very slight incline of the road. she calls me up and asks whats wrong with ...
2001 Volvo C70 2.4L 2-3shift VIN: YV1NC560X1
customer came in wanting a 60k service which included a tranny service. i removed the drain plug and drained the oil. i filled the system acordding to alldata proceeder. now the tranny slips 2-3 shift. i used volvo fluid. is there somthing i'm missing? also i ...

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1999 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9656X
I found a way to force the egr drive cycle monitor by jumpering the sts conector then do a decell from 55 mph. this car passed every time. I sent this one back to the dealer for a possible defective ecm. That was where we left of with his tcs too so let them t... Trouble codes: P0401.
1998 BMW 740i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGF8321W
i had several replies, all pointing to the ews box needing to be realighned at the dealer. the bmw dealer confirmed this and had to replace the immobilzer and then realign it to the cars computer, we were not able to do the final repairs but the deaqler did
2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Door Seals VIN: WBABN33461
Scott from PN, Erik from TX, Mel from CA, Eric from TX, Brian from MI and Dang from Virgina all replied replace the seals, though several of them point out the new seals do the same thing in time as did our local dealer, shoot this is Oregon, sad that the trim...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WF5516Y
thank you everyone for the help.it was the ignition switch.i had replaced switches before but they never acted like this.once again iatn members are great. Trouble codes: B3727, B0608, U1040, P1571, C1245, C1277.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y22
Well, came to work and I did scope the secondary, the #1 shown a spike as high as..the top of my..smoking head. Most of the replies suggested swapping coil position, but this 4.6L has one ign. cassette for each bank and left and right bank could not be swapped... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder i Misfire).
1989 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCGG35KOK
Thanks to everyone who responded. The cust. picked up the van and said he would bring it back in a few days. Still haven't seen it. From the responses, it seems to be the distributor that is the problem. The cust. says that the van keeps dieng out but he has t...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L ABS and Brake Lamps VIN: 1GCCS14W7R
Thanks for the replies guys, After checking tire sizes and other things I got to get on it for real today and monitored the powers and grounds. Main ground to the abs unit is G180 and it was where the body repairs have been made. That ground was going away wit...
1998 Chevrolet P30 STEP VAN 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1GBHP32R4W
thanks to everyone that replied. well, I feel very much relieved to see the abs light off on this car and the abs functional. After giving up on both the snap on scanners I got a hold of friend a genysis scanner, but no result, then, he tried the tech II with ...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L turn signal VIN: 1G1NE52J1Y
Thanks for all the replies. There is a pattern of the combo switch failing on these cars and we are sure now that is the problem but the customer did not want the unit replaced at this time. She is a little short of $$. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 8.1L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GBKC34G41
This truck is down the road. Finally got back to it. Removed transmission to gain acsess to sensor. This allowed motor to be picked up and tipped forward enough to drill and screw a chain to it and connect to a slide hammer. This only pulled an inch out leavin... Trouble codes: P0335, U1041.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Hesitation VIN: 1GCJK33GX2
Hey guys,Thanks for all the input.Several of you must've missed the part about the problem only occurring in open loop.O2 sensors and fuel trim[not enabled in open loop]really don't factor into this problem.Anyway,George gave me the answer.He responded on iatn...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L RF Wheel VIN: 1GNFK16T73
After a little more driving the truck was making the noise more consistently. The customer could turn on and off the A/C and make the noise come and go. We have since replaced the A/C Compressor and it has been fine since. Thanks for all your help.
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L no start VIN: IC3EJ56HOS
hello, you have no idea how happy i am.(well maybe you do.)the vehical is fixed and gone!i am truly greatful for all the advise i recieved,and when a post came in i tried them all.so i checked the fuses and grounds a number of times but i figure that if you co...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP54L11
Thank all who replied. after replacing the ecm, the buss voltage was still at 0 on both and stilled showed the buss as being open. but the owner of the vehicle has had it now for two weeks with no problems. He stated that the problem was hapening offten. and n... Trouble codes: P0351 (primary circut ignition coil 1), P0352 (primary circut ignition ciol 2), B0CM, B0CM.
2005 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Gauge Cluster VIN: 2D4FV48T55
Thanks for all the replies. Everyone was right, at this time all the modules cannot be reprogrammed. The Vin burns in when installed and is not resetable. I ended up replacing all the modules from another car (Dash cluster, PCM, ABS, OCM, FCM, SIR)and that wor...
1992 Ford Escort 1.9L belt squeel
well i drained the comp as much as i could and flushed out the condenser with brake clean and recharged it with 1 lb 12 oz instead of 2lbs as the underhood sticker said and its works fine now no more lock up im thinkingit might have been a partialy blocked con...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
Sorry for taking so long to close this one out, I was on vacation and just got back this week. Want to thank everyone who replied, just about everyone said that the problem might be the balancer. It makes sence from what I wrote. While I was gone the vehicle...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15PXV
as usual, you guys are the best. and with good and honest techs out there, iatn is going to get even better than it already is. i went to the customer with this information, plus contacting two good machine shops and sure enough they confirmed this head issue ... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 0300 (random misfire), 1000 (not all monitors set).
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP15PWR
Well I got three respones, all the same, to reverse the wire in the crank sensor connector. Did that this morning & the car started right up. Thanks to Robert from Alabama, Rick from Georgia & Nick from Ohio. The only thing I don't understand is why. The w...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WZA38421XX
It seems that special tools are required to replace cam sensor drive, there are several depending on year and vehicle. As i dont want to spend money for tools that I will use once I sugested they take to dealer. The replies said that once you have the tool, se...
1994 GMC G2500 Rally 5.7L cruise control VIN: 1GKEG25K6R
Thanks for all the replies. David hit it right off, the module is attached to the right side of the heater case with velcro. Funny that MOD and Alldata both have it located on the opposite side of the vehicle! At any rate, once I found the module it wound up h...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA553JC
sorry it took so long to get it closed. will, david hit it right on the head, bad groung actually missing ground completely. thanks again to everyone that responded.
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GL58K32
Removed fuel rail from vehicle and inspected fuel spray pattern on all injectors. Found cylinder #5 fuel injector is leaking at all times. This explains the extended crank time after a short soak (cylinder is filling with fuel and flooding out the cylinder). T... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire).
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JT8VV22TYL
On this car I did a complete tune up and cleaned the mass air flow sensor. That seemed to correct the problem.
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E9M
Thanks for the replies. It was the modulator. One of the test that I did was blow into the bottom port that comes off the exhaust back pressure, The diaphram was ruptured cause it didnt hold anything. the new one did. Installed the new unit, hooked up a vacuum...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L compressor VIN: JT8VK13TXP
well guy all replyies were good thoughts but finally custemer pulled in when it was doing for him and the ac light was on just blowing warm replaced exspanion valve and it is fixed thank you for the input . Rick
1982 Mercedes-Benz 280CE GRAY M .0L dash lamps VIN: WDB1230531
I used the information supplied by most of the replies. After removing the cluster I found that the dimmer had already been removed previously by some one else. THERE WAS A WIRE SOLDERED ACROSS THE TERMINALS BUT NO DASH LAMPS WERE WORKING. I TOOK THE CLUSTER A...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Alarm VIN: WDBHAZ8E7S
I got the alarm turned off. It appears this is not the factory alarm system, an idea suggested by George [...]. I had noticed an aftermarket-looking siren under the hood. I was fooled by the LED alarm indicator in the dash by the light swith, which looked as ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L starter VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
i could not get this one to act up for me. i looked at the fuse block and did not see any melted termanals. i swaped the starter relay with turn signal relay. customer has decided to take vehicle and see if it acts up agin.thanks for all the help.
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y3V
I removed the alarm system and have not heard back from the customer,so i would call this one a fix.I would like to thank everyone who responed for their help.Thanks IATN! Trouble codes: P0340, P1391.
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L head lights, dash lights, tail lights VIN: 1G3GR623CS
thanks for the good info. we have a multifunction switch on the way. it makes perfect sense. again thanks for the help!!!
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Backfire VIN: 1G2HX53L2N
Hi guys. Thanks to all that replied. I really appreciate how you guys replied so quickly also. Everyone that suggest that the chain might have jumped were correct. I reported what I found to the customer and he said go ahead and fix it so I did and hes back on... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad Driver module Failure).
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, tach doesnt work VIN: 1G2WK52J01
I would like to thank everyone who replied. Special THANKSSS!!! to Benn from Minnesota who hit it right on the head the wires were rub threw on the ac accumaltor. Thanks again!!!
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2NF12E71
This one is fixed. The fix was the ignition module. Intermitantly I was losing the 3x signal to the Pcm. At high rpms it was fine but when cranking or idle in gear the signal would get choopy sometimes. Thanks for all the responses.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L cooling system VIN: WPOCB2980Y
The car was sent to the local dealer. They said some thing cracked internally and recommended a complete engine. They would not take it apart because you might not be able to find out what happened, so $10k for a new engine. John, Luisito and Micheal all had g...
1993 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5570P
Hello to all. Thanks to all those who responded, especially Steve from Michigan, Allen and Ernest from Mass., and Chuck from Washington. Chuck was dead on about the computer being reprogramed wrong. We went ahead and replaced the EVAP soleniod on the back of t... Trouble codes: 26 (Quad driver module failure), 32 (EGR system problem), 81 (Info-Flag ABS message fault).
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L No acceleration VIN: 1G8JW52R41
First off, I would like to thank everyone that tried to help. I didn't recieve much help though. I guess Saturn doesn't want us fixing their stuff. I was able to test the wiring for the throttle body module and that was all good. The garage I was fixing this f... Trouble codes: P1516.
1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWZZZ1ZVK
Most replies were about wiring harness plugs and connectors. We finally found the engine computer under the windshield fresh air intake panel where it cops a lot of weather and leaves and crap. We cleaned the connector and pins and used dielectric grease. Also... Trouble codes: 0638 (Engine/Gearbox electrical connection 2 - No signal).
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCS21C31
Thanks to everyone that responded to this problem. As Brett from Indiana suggested, I raised the idle and sure enough the clutch engaged. With the help of another local repair shop, we reset the base idle and the problem was solved.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWPD63B12
Oil cooler it is and was the problem thank you guys very much for the help this car has been a pain in the butt. and the cascade dish soap worked very well on getting it flushed out
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