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1984 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Looses belt VIN: 1G6AL5788E
This Eldorado comes in to my shop every year for service. The customer stores it in the winter time. He starts the car occasionally in the winter to keep things loose. Every winter when he starts the car the air pump belt shreds and of course flies off. When t...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KS52Y4V
at cold startup car stalls after 30 min. will restart right away no cranking problems. fires right up. after warmed up car will stall at 8 or so minutes. will start right away. eventually car will stall after a minute. and will always start after stall. by the... Trouble codes: 1599 (engine stall or near stall)
1997 Cadillac Eldorado 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6EL12Y2V
good evening to all.I have this caddy that if its left sitting 2 or more days battery goes dead.battery is a brand new napa" select" and charging system is fine (14.4 volts ).durring last visit (when battery was replaced I did check for parasitic draws it was ...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14T4X
ok all you gm techs this ol ford guy needs some help. truck has misfire under a load or going down the road,but hardly ever at idle,and the weird thing is its only on the right side 2,4,6,8.all have recent misfire does not miss on 1,3,5, thinkin... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L compressor VIN: 1G1NE52J1Y
A/c has no request?? new a/c head)
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L ebcm VIN: 1GNDX13E41
vehicle returned with c1214. total abs and tcs system inoperative. cleared coded and immediately returned in current and history code search. I suspect a broken wire where i repaired the last one but could not find one. our flow chart does not specify which ci...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 2C8GP64L43
I replaced the engine in this Town and Country (3.8) a few months ago. Went great, van ran perfect. But recently the van has been stalling out when cold. I have run every possible test I can think of, and it is random enough that I have been unable to verify...
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L drive axles VIN: 2C8GF68454
Vechile makes clicking poping noise, turning sharp, low speed, light load (parking lot maneuvering). Installed new LF wheel bearing and rubber coated washers per Chrsler TSB. Further diagnosis indicates noise seems to be from center area where the trans diff a...
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L timing VIN: 1B7GG23X1R
Two other shops have looked at this one, now we have it! Fuel pump was replaced along with stuff mentioned above by others. Pretty much a constant problem now, however when warmed up good problem goes away. Very rough idle up and down,constant stalling in and ...
1995 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B4GH45R5S
Howdy,folks. Sorry to bother everyone, but I've a BIG problem here. The wife uses this van for rural mail route, and developed this problem Sat. Naturally, it has'ta be fixed!! Van runs fine until fully warm, then drops dead; Definately electrical related; req... Trouble codes: 32 (egr)
1999 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L lights VIN: 2C3HH46R7X
Hello chrysler guys have a bad one here, This car will turn on the headlights all by itself w/o any action at all, no headlight switch being pulled. They will turn on and off rapidly all by themself and then stay on till batt. is dead.YOu can turn h/switch on ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ac VIN: 2B4GP44382
ac cools to 44* while driving down road in stop and go traffic warms to 62* pressures are good both rear and ft system blow same temp when going again cools back down. in and out lines of cond are 113 and 96* or 27* difference. recharged and rechecked i am now...
1994 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG23YOR
we change out both ckp and the cam sensours.and check for a broken wire in the engine bay and fownd done.we all so change out the o2 sensoir's and check all the sensours on the engine and fownd none will run fine for days and all at once just die.we now... Trouble codes: 52 (no sync cam), 11 (no ckp)
1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00BXL
Hi Folks The vehicle was towed in no start. I have very little info on this vehicle. I do have a wiring schematics for the ECU ,but thats it. I have checked all the power and grounds at the ECU, also checked distributor pulse at ECU pin 1 is good. With noid li...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y6L
Hello Ford Gurus and techs at large... vehicle was in another shop for a month.ECM was RandR'd (rebuilt) a number of times.I will talk to rebuilder to see if they found failed circuit. I would like to find good used unit but no luck. Original ECM does not mat... Trouble codes: 12 (cant control high rpm self test), 22 (map out of range), 13 (cant control rpm lo rpm self test), 65 (od cancel switch does not change state)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Battery
Customer concern,Battery dead after sitting two or more days.Varify draw by using test light,not sure which battery terminal to use or if a voltmeter should be used.Anyway draw coming from 20 amp radio fuse in PDC.Wiring diagram shows only the radio on this ci...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25F0V
upon decelaration. check engine will come on engine chugs, few seconds later engine light goes off. chugging stop. has code p1316.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1st VIN: 1FAFP53UOX
customer complained of a slippage or engagement problem when hot.he said when he would try to pull away from a stop sign the tach would race but no movement or very slow movement on occassion,but getting worse.based on milege and pan condition he opped for a r...
2001 Ford Mustang 4.6L Engine Battery VIN: 1FAFP46V6Y
Engine Battery keeps going flat. Memory backup for Cluster, PCM & GEM at rest after sitting for 2 mins is 0.25 Amps. Pulled Radio/CD no change. Pulled each of 2 cabin fuses (5 Amp)and found current draw split, Initially high for one and then approx 0.11 - 0.14...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L drivline VIN: SAJKX6246W
Jaguar techs...this vehilcle has a peculiar noise. A kind of drone at 50 mph in fifth gear at 1600 rpm. You hear it with everything turned off (radio and A/C), Drop it down into 4th at 50 mph or drop the speed until 1600 rpm in 4th and it isn't there. Customer...
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...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8UF11EXM
the fuel pressure goes from 40 to 10 then back to 40 you can feel the underhood fuel pump relay clicking when the pressure reaches 40 the relay clicks then pressure drops to 10 car almost dies and the relay clicks and back up to 40lbs ive read stuff in the arc...
1987 Mazda B2600 2.6L oil pump VIN: JM2UF4121H
Pickup came in with timing chain rattle. Torn down, and found oil pump chain tensioner frozen in pump. I never have seen this happen before. Customer had just boughten 6 days earlier. Replaced pump and installed a balance elim. kit and timing kit. Filled oil f...
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...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGF22C5X
THIS VEHICLE CAME IN MULTIPLE TIMES FOR THIS PROBLEM, BUT I CAN'T ALWAYS DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. Intermittently the problem happens. upon acceleration the vehicle misfires bad and won't move. check engine light will flash but no codes will be in the PCM. The ve...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441202
So, I've covered a few of the basics on this car. Meaning, replaced all ignition components (wires, plugs, cap, rotor, points). The car feels like it has about 50hp when accelerating, and will not spin over 4200 rpm no matter what. I can go through the littany...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L shift interlock VIN: WDBGA43E9R
Vehicle was towed and parked on a hill in the tall grass out front. Engine starts and runs. Won't shift out of park. I need a quick way to get it into reverse and then drive to get it into the shop for complete repair. I hope to not have to have a tow truck dr...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E7R
Thanks to everyone ahead of time, The A/C compressor sometimes will cut off & not restart unless you cycle the key.It may go for several days without a problem. Pulling codes 98 & 99, for the aux cooling fans,from the control panel, but the fans do have a pro...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L transmission VIN: WDBGA43G0W
hello fellow MB techs. i got this vehicle in my shop which has a loud clunking (rattle)type noise coming from the back of the transmission area. it can be heard (felt) through the tranny pan and also at the rear shaft (frt. of driveline). noise happens only in...
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L 3rd Brake Light VIN: WDBLK65G3X
This one is a stumper for us, perhaps someone else has run into it. The car presented for a State Inspection and the tech noted the 3rd brake light, mounted in the trunk was not working. We verified ground at the light assembly, it consists of multiple LEDs o...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
car was towed in about 4 pm. will not comunicate with my modis. pcm relay is very warm &alt is very warm. has no inj pulse and no fuel presure with weak spark. is thier a common harnness short i should look for ? have power to fuel pump relay but at pump conne...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L abs VIN: 1ZWFT61L22
Brakes on rear wear down on back shoe in 400 miles. Not the front shoe. Is this normal? Help. Tom
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L unknown VIN: JA4NW51S23
has anyone seen this one ?? the customer states the transfer case light comes on when driving by itself. he states that once he shuts it off and restarts it goes out. I drove it for 9 miles and never had the light come on for me. I can not justify driving it f...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L air conditioning VIN: JN1HZ165XG
hi nissan techs this vehicle will cool at vents 40 degrees under havy accelaration will lose cooling and vents will blow hot then go back to cooling noticed we are loosin vacuum to heater control valve check solenoid at resevoir we are not losing electrical si...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01C11
code 1614 hey nissan techs, customer states ses comes on intermittently and then goes off. no drivability problems. found code 1614 pending, light is not on at this time. mtod has no info regarding this code, i called mtod and they were unable to offer any add... Trouble codes: 1614 (nats system problem)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF52E8Y
Hi, thanks for your time. Please read this whole post thoroughly before giving me your input. This car has been in several times for a evap code p0440, I deal with evap codes regularly at our shop but this one is giving me the run around. As seen in the "relat... Trouble codes: P0440
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L odometer VIN: 2JB5244172
we have a 2001 pontiac sunfire with a milage odometer that wont desplay milage. scan all systems with a gensis scaner and found no curent or history codes. checked michel for info on inst. cluster.gave a good article on gauges and lamps and power/grounds but h...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851T
hey subaru techs, need some help on this one. car came to me from another shop that could not fix. scanned codes and found p0420 catalyst eff. below threshold bank 1. now at the previous shop they installed new o2 sensors and the front converter. i really dont... Trouble codes: P0420
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L no foward in any position VIN: 1F1SF6357X
hi, need to know from the trany experts, this vehicle wouldnt engage any foward gears only reverse. fliud full and cherry red. after running it for a while it engaged and all gears are on target then the delay is mininal about 1.5 seconds. if you shut it off a...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L brakes VIN: JT3VN29VXM
Good Morning, THIS one is a good one.This car stops great after 2 or 3 stops. The initial first stop cold in the morning the brakes will not lock up. Pedal goes TO A HARD STOP,@pedal stop's the car ,but not like it does after 2or 3 stops.
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L air bag VIN: 4T1VK13E4P
customer brought me a used clock spring and requested that i put in. i recommended a new one but they didin't want to spend the money.i checked the continuity of the old one and it tested bad. the used one did show continuity. it also repaired the horn problem...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L pedal VIN: JT3VN39WXR
This fine rig came from another shop with no front brakes working. We replaced the master cylinder and bled everything and the car went away. About two weeks later, the owner returned saying that, at times, the pedal would be very low and then there would be a...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L suspension problem VIN: 5TBRT34152
at high speed,vehicle wander left and right over speed bump or steering to the off ramp at 65 mph.what effect on a vehicle would a weak lower and upper control bushings loose it tension?
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5BRT38112S
Came in with MIL light on. Recorded codes and snap shot data. Both long term trim #s are 34.3% both short term vary at idle 6.9%-10% sometimes dropping to 3.9% . This is at idle still in the stall. Has the dreaded K/N filter and intake tube. Checked MAS for c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 fuel system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 fuel system lean)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ready monitors VIN: 3VWRA81H2T
This car was brought in for a OBD2 emissions failure. It failed to set the ready monitors for O2 sensor, O2 sensor heater, Cat converter, and Evap Test. Road test with scan tool coolant temp at 200f O2 sensor switching. Customer put 400 miles since state test....
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cruise control VIN: WVWNA63B9X
This Passat came in with cruise not working, couldn't get it to set. The vehicle has had a new switch put in the column and had the brake switch replaced. It will set at times and then disengage after driving for a while (maybe 20 minutes or up to 2 hours), af...
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 Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B82
Hi, and thanks for reading this post. This vehicle came in with these codes listed and a very bad misfire. we replaced the 3cyl injector and plug. the car started and ran fine until we test drove and under load a slight to moderate misfire accured. rescanned a... Trouble codes: 16687 (random misfire), 16687 (random misfire), 17647 (inj circuit 3 open circuit. generic code p203)
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L no upshift VIN: YV1LS5525R
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 94 Volvo in because the customer stated it would not move. What we found is that intermittently, the transmission will not upshift out of 1st. They said an upshift type light was flashing at time...

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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L srs lite VIN: 19UUA56872
I am going to call this vehicle a fix because all I needed was the correct procedure for manually pulling srs codes. Seven out of eight said it was OK to jumper terminals 4 and 9 to attain the codes. I did get a code 53 which sent me in the right direction. No...
1997 Audi A4 1.8L clutch VIN: WAUBB88D9V
we replaced the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder and bled the system out using dot 4 brake fluid, the car is no longer expiranceing the problem, we belive that the master was leaking internally... so thanks everyone for all your help!!!
2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WAURD68D01
customer sent cpu to performance company to be reprogramed .
1991 BMW M3 2.3L Check Engine Light VIN: WBSAK0316M
The answer is this 1991 BMW M3 does not have a “Check Engine” light. I want to thank all that responded and especially the extra time that Tom from Monterey Bay Motor Works took to look it up and email me the info. Also Dominic [...], he owns one of these and ...
1994 BMW 325i 2.5L timing VIN: WBABJ6312R
The fix to this vehicle was replacing the vanos unit. We had to order directly from dealer at a cost of $450.00. After 1 week of testing and deciding our next step we ordered and patiently awaited the arrival of this part (1.5 weeks). The good news is that thi...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Door locks & windows VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Thankyou Scott [...](not a beemer fan).You were all correect in stating that the driver door latch/lock actuator was defective.This part is tight to install but straight forward & solved our dilemma.
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G1YY2183J
thanks to everyone who help with this issue, the problem ends up is the ECM PROM. Install new one from the dealer & the car ran like new . Thanks again
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W6T
This one beat me up! i couldn't understand how the misfire could change cylinders, after all i checked everything. then one day i decided to check the compression again, at this time i had only 82psi on cyl. #3 but if i left the engine running gradually the co... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JF52T2V
Thanks to all who replied. We don't like to change parts just because. And we could not duplicate the problem. BUT we were left holding the bag on this one so we replaced the vent solenoid. As stated in the replies it is a very common failure. The customer has... Trouble codes: P0442.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L prndl and battery light VIN: 1GCGK24U0Y
Tried ign. switch and cluster. Neither helped. Sent vehicle on its way. Thanks for the help. I have sent it on to a dealership. This one got me Thanks
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L ABS module VIN: 1G1JF12TXY
well after about 17 hours total time we GOT IT ... it was the abs pump modual...we pluged anouther OEM one in and bingo.. thanks to all the help from everyone out there i hope someday i can repay the favor...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19T91
Hello again everyone, sorry but it has taken this long for me to get the vehicle back. The fix for this vehicle ending up being the removal of the piggyback computer that was installed for the propane conversion. I did not know this device was installed as I w... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 too lean), 174 (Bank 2 too lean).
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L #1 cylinder VIN: 3D7HU18Z72
It turns out that the #3 cylinder has a rod bearing out if it! Upon talking with the chrysler powertrain center, we were instructed to take it to a dealer. They ended up tearing it down I guess and the rod bearing was toast! Thanks for all the help!
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L blend door actuator VIN: 2B3HD46RS3
I only recieved 2 replies on this one but still helpful for the repairs. I told the customer everytime if he got the same problem,just do the 'actuator test' by using the control panel,until the problem get more often.
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L pads,rotors,calipers VIN: 2FDKF37H5K
i tried swaping brake pads side to side and found that it was in the pads there were cheap pads that was not seating in to the rotors like the should. Put new pads on and fixed the problem. Thank you to all that had replied.
1990 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FMCU14TLU
thanks for all the input on this vehicle. i was finally was able to spend some time on it. found yellow/black wire connector near battery that fastens on inner fender to be loose, i ended up cutting through connector and running new wire straight through. than...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FBJS31H0N
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. All of the responses were very helpful. Especially thanks for the map responses.Tracing the plastic vacuum line back to the vacuum source at the intake manifold resulted in the fix.This connection cant be seen but yo...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FTCR14U0S
thank you all. i believe this has internal damage,likly the hub support.if we get the repair it will be getting a reman. trans as we dont rebuild.lots of good info. thanks again for your help
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
the problem was that someone had switched the wiring between one precat o2 sensor and the post cat sensor Trouble codes: P0153.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10C3W
Thank you for help provided by all who offered. I did try disconecting charging system with no change. Also replaced cluster with a used unit and still same issue. checked all cluster grounds, even added a few. Problem is the same even with fuel gauge complete...
1998 Ford F-Series 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FEXF8011X
As I suspected I found problem with the ground ckt, I did search for all the ground points but I couldnt find any prob so I decided to add an aditional ground to the ECM pin# 20, and prob fixed. So far No iatn member could provide me the info requested neverth...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fluid leak VIN: 2FMZA51451
We ended up replacing front pump seal again and installing a speedi-sleeve on torque converter,I seen a groove on converter the first time I put in the seal but didn't think it was enough to cause a problem,I was wrong,seems ok after repair thanks for your hel...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FAFP38Z44
thanks to every one who responded. several people told me the same thing. check the b+ wire from the alt. to the battery. when testing voltage from the alt. to battery i had 12.5 v. i put a battery charger on the battery and increased to 13.5v. the voltage at ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hydro-boost VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Hello fellow techs! Sorry it took so long. I read all the replies and decided that the hydroboost would most likely be the problem. I told the customer that it would be better to take the vehicle to Ford and have them do a proper pressure test. I was informe...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13W5T
96-2000 4.3 with balance shaft have different timing chains, I used the set up for the 96 model and solved the slack problem by using different brands till I was satisfied with fit! Thanks to all for the help, I lost 2 days learning and researching, I wonder h...
1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L seal leak VIN: 4S6CY58VXS
this ones down the road. the fix was a sonnex oversized pump bushing, honed to proper size,a thm 350 seal and most improtantly another new converter with alot less than .022' hub runout. thanks again for all the help.
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD56335
Thanks to all the replies, ended up being head gasket failure. Vech would lose coolant into the number 4 cylinder overnight...wasn't alot, but just enough to cause a slight miss on cold start for about 3 to 5 seconds. Overheat condition would reappear after ab... Trouble codes: 12 (Insufficient lift/EGR system).
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ68S7T
Thanks all for your help. We replaced the crank sensor and drove it away.
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S1V
I really appreciate the information everyone offered, unfortunately the problem still exists. Vehicle went 1003 miles without incident. I ended up replacing five relays total. I was never able to catch the problem on the labscope. I recommended an ignition swi... Trouble codes: P0351.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Steering VIN: 1J4GX48N12
Unfortunatly i was unable to perform the correct repairs on this vehicle. These vehicle have a repair part update regarding the power steering pump leaking at the quick connect at power steering pump. The new hose no longer implement the quick connect at the p...
1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1242W
Thanks to all that replied. Several suggested that there is sleeve movement which is causing this overheating problem, and we suspect that to be the case, but cannot verify as there is no coolant loss. We are installing a ceramic block sealer to try to get thi...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31B7P
vehicle would run periodically. started to check the distributor again. when vehicle wouldn't run the voltage reference would never change. when it did run the 5v would fluctuate like it was suppose to. changed distributor with new part, hasn't quit yet. thank...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1410S
Found it! Glen, Ed, Dan, Tim, and Phillip all agreed that it should have an OBDII or Ford connector somewhere and there it was...and OBD II connector under the dash on the drivers side, about 4 inches up from the bottom of the dash panel, just to the left of t...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil leak VIN: WDBEA32E6S
resurface the head & install new head gasket & that took care of the oil leak, thanks to everyone
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L condenser fans VIN: WDBJFSSF3V
Tank you to all that replied but there was no module behind the left head light and there are no relays in the under hood fuse box. This car also had a full refrigerant charge and the high side pressures were over 350psi and still no fans. I followed the wires...
1986 Mercury merkur 2.3L radiator cooling fan VIN: WFIBP80W8G
It turns out to be the cooling fan switch. i tried 2 aftermarket brand but none of them work the way it is suppose too.I wound up getting an oem ( that's is why it took me so long to close this post. Also with that i ordered a pigtail for that switch. thanks t...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Overchraging, Intermittent draw, gauges go dead. VIN: 1ZWHT61L8X
Thanks for all your responces. Well, though I was 99.99999% sure we had a bad regulator in the Alt., my service writer insisted that i post this here, and do all the other type testing I could. I did pull the dash out to check the wiring from the dash to reg...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1HJ01P5L
i received alot of good responses,which i checked, but this must be a odd case. i pin pointed it as being out of time. as i took out the crank shaft bolt, the front of the crank shaft came off with the balancer and belt not sure what caused the crank...
1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1EB31P2P
sorry it took so long to get back to you guys, customer couldnt afford cat right away. finally got cat installed and car passed with flying colors. thanks to all that responded. D.W.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3WH54T5L
thanks to all that replied. it turned out to be a plugged fuel rail. this car uses 2 rails with the pressure regulator in between. there are small tubes that connect each rail this is where it was plugged. blew out the rail and all the lines and replaced the f...
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