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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L igniton switch VIN: WBACG8325V
hi guys , i got a 1997 bmw 318ti car came in with bad ignition switch the key spins & seems like a broken ignition cylinder lock ( tumbler). have any one of you guys replace one of these ignition cylinder locks on these cars. we need some help please, accordin...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, BLACK SMOKE VIN: 13NUO12W1R
HI ALL History: Replace fuel pump (for long cold start) back in first part of July this year. 2 weeks later customer comes back with runs rough symptom, had a code for EGR and signs of EGR stuck open (rough running, black smoke, bad smell).Replaced EGR valve ...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJG31U73
we had this truck come in idling very high. we check codes and cleared. truck after clearing codes idle at correct rpm. turned truck to customer. drove a week or two. ran ok. then started back with hi-idle. check with gm and was told that this truck was having... Trouble codes: P0507
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L blower VIN: 1GBHK39205
I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this issue that we have had on this truck and 2-3 other trucks just like it that I service. We are experiencing inop blower speeds caused by burnt harness plugs at the blower motor resistor relay unit. I have a ...
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L pads VIN: KLITD62604
This silly little thing came in for a brake inspection. I removed all four wheels and found the brakes to be in like-new condition. However, when the brakes are applied at 55 mph +/-, there is an terrible noise coming out of the front. Sounds like a bearing go...
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Valve Train Noise VIN: KLATA52681
This car came in with owner complaining of engine ticking noise. Tracked noise to valve cover area...removed cover...I'm unable to find any valve clearance specs on this car..and I'm unable to get ANY feeler gauge under cam lobes. Help/Thoughts Chris
1993 Dodge B250 5.2L Engine Pressurizing VIN: 2B7HB21Y5R
First, thank you to all who respond. This vehicle ran hot about a week ago. I pressurized the system. And, I had a hard time doing so. My first instinct was the water pump. So, I checked if it was loose, and it was. So, I replaced the water pump. After the rep...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23XOT
will not start after a hot soak. allscan data is correct. will start if accelerator pedal is held to the floor and will start and idle , will stall if placed in drive. will not stall if power braked , reved up . will then drive away with no problems. when no...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC23671
Hi guys, This one is another fine stumper for the do all shop. It came in with the complaint of no power, MIL on, Tach works intermittently. Codes P0216 And P0341. I changed the filter and drained the tank because of some rusty looking stuff that came from t... Trouble codes: P0216, P0341
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L compressor VIN: 1D7HU18N33
Good morning group. The problem i have this morning is with my personal vehicle. I have an 03 Dodge Ram 1500 that the a/c will not work on if i leave it out in the sun for about 1 hour or more. The compressor will not engage. If i get in it and drive it for ab...
1990 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Turn Signal Flasher VIN: 1FACP41AXF
I can't believe this but can anyone tell me excactly where the turn signal flasher is located? Alldata says it behind the instrument panel above the fuse panel. It must be invisible. Searched for this flasher most of the morning. Thanks.
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X5R
thanks for any info.vehicle runs rich,stalls,if i remove the air hose from throttle body to air flow meter motor just about runs perfect,hook hose back up vehicle runs rich then stalls.replaced air meter,ecm.customer had o2's replaced else where along with egr... Trouble codes: 157 (air meter too low), 158 (air meter too high)
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L coolant loss VIN: 1FALP4047V
Hi gang.i have this mustang 3.8 v/6 that is getting a/freeze into the oil,head gasket sniff test is negative so far.we replaced the water pump about 6 mos ago.it was leaking from the pee hole,the car sat in our lot for 6mos until it was paid for.customer picke...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMMDU32E6
these codes set immediatly after clearing,as soon as engine starts up,checked misfire data under global obd & found no misfire codes,suspect timing chain,but idle is relativly smooth,some chain noise heard on startup-cold,ltft is high on bank one, contuinity o... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil a primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0352 (ignition coil b primary/sec. malfunction), P0353 (ignition coil c pri./sec. malfunction)
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Onan 4.5BGDF VIN: 1FDLF47GXV
Hi all. I'm working on a Onan 4.5 BGDF series and my problem is this thing will die after an hour of use, but it starts right up and you can continue using it for a while and it will die again and still restart. I verified it by starting it and letting it run ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel in cooling VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
vehicle runs fine, but fuel is filling coolant system and overflowing out of coolant reservoir. can anything other than an injector sleeve cause this? we tried to narrow down which cylinder by using pressurized air in the seperate fuel rails, but found no air ...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L rear heater VIN: 1FBSS31S7W
Hello guys, We have to replace the rear heater hose assembly on 15 passenger ford van, 1 ton. Ford sells this as an assembly from front to back . Alldata says 1.8 hours, and no data on replacement procedures. I question the 1.8 hours.Any advice here would be ...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L loss of power VIN: 1FAFP6635Y
owner brought car in stating it needed a tune up/ after asking what the problem he was trying to correct he stated it felt like it had a misfire. drove the car and did not have a misfire but when you go to wide open throttle it will quickly go to about 60 mph ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L coolant gauge pegs VIN: 1FTSW30F91
We installed a used engine in this truck. We now have a problem with the temperature gauge pegging to the hot side. I have checked all of the connections,no shorts were found. The ground wire at the sender checked good. I have been unable to find a voltage val...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L rear AC VIN: 2FMDA5249B
had this van come in rear AC was not getting cold checked presseres low had low charge recharged 3.8 lbs still not cold pulled rear AC cover off found high side was cold low side room temp replaced rear evaporator recharged still same not cold undid all lines ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE112HB
Ok I have searched Arcives on this one and have found nothing. I suspect that the computer requires re-flashed but have not found anything to support this info. I have a rich condition happening and mabey it is related to fuel pressure. I have 53 psi running @... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich b1), P0175 (system too rich b2), P1000 (obd 2 monitor test/drive cycle not complete), P1132 (lack of ho2s b1s1 sw indicates rich), P1152 (lack of ho2s b2s1 sw indicates rich)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L manual ac controler VIN: 1FDWF36P35
i have a f350 superduty blowing out only from defrost vents. no vacum supply going to controler. has some kind of vacum pump or something like that. have not really seen this kind of set up before. need a ford tech to please help
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
we have cleaned the ports and eventually we replaced the egr valve, after 2 or more days, the same code reappears. thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow)
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Compressor VIN: 5J6YH18573
Initially, when cold, the a/c is actuating properly and cold air comes out. After driving and after the vehicle reaches operating temperature, upon shutting down, the a/c will not actuate. In other words, drive for approx 15 minutes, shut down the car, wait ap...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF11E7L
we replaced the rack and pump because of leaks,after each replacement the steering would be fine for about 5 to 10 minutes and then would get hard.if we raise the idle up over 1500 rpm,assist comes back but at an idle we have no power steering.alldata says we ...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L wide open throttle VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
car will go wot killing the vacum and consequently the brrakes are useless. has occured 3 times in 200 miles. first time the lady customer was leaving a stop sign and the car (Christine) took off and the salesman reached over and turned off the key. afterward ...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L antitheft VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Hi gang, I have a new imobilizer unit in this car and have cycled the key as per info from Mitchel but it wont go into the mode to accept the code for the imobilizer. There was a note about having to change the PCM also, do I need to do this? Just to try somet...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070441206
Hi mercedes techs. This vehicle belongs to a friend of mine and is sitting in the shop for a week now.the problem is that it wouldn't start when it is hot.no problem starting when is cold.no repair has been done on it yet. thank you for your help in advance. k...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDB2100612
Hello group and thanks again , We have another strange one, This car came in with classic Air mass meter symtoms and codes to match. what we thought was a routine job has turned sour. After fitting air mass meter engine started Ok, After doing adaptation with ... Trouble codes: P0170 (p0173-), P0173
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L rotors and pads VIN: 4JGAB75E73
Hello group, I am having a problem getting rid of a squeek in the front of this truck. I have installed all new pads and rotors in the front and rear. The brake pads are pagids and the rotors are brembos. I am having this problem on all my ML500's and I try to...
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T1Y
Hi Y"ALL!! I need some help on this Mercury Villager van. The wiring for the rear B1S2 sensor was damaged, I have no way of knowing which wire in the Oxy sensor end is. My wiring diagrams only show the vehicle side of the plug. The sensor has 2 white wires on... Trouble codes: P0141
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX XE 1.6L Surge VIN: JN1PN34S0H
Hey- I hope someone can help me on this one. This car was given to a friend with this problem and I'm trying to help out. It idles great but won't rev over 2500 rpms. On a test drive it bucks and jumps very badly. While trying to rev under hood it does great i...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA2106W
Number 2 injector drops out under a load. Neither cam or crank sensors drop out or spike during the misfire. all injectors ohm out good. Injector ground to PCM voltage drops good. Any suggestions out there?... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DG01D11
hi fellow tech's. need some advise tip's etc on this 01 altima with a vac leak at intake.haven't done one of these and it looks like a bear.any shortcuts or tips and about how long it takes to r&r this intake gasket.any help would be appreciated.want to give t...
2003 Other GM Bus 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4UZAAXBW83
Bus was brought in with complaint of ck engine light on,and accelerator pedal seems to not respond at all when light is on. If you back off the pedal light goes out in 5 or 10 seconds and throttle response is normal. It has a potentiometer at the pedal.Tested ... Trouble codes: 051 (sid from international scan tool)
2003 Peugeot 206 GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF32CRFNF4
Fellow Techs, WE have this Pug that is giving us grief.The car came in with check engine light on & displaying messages"catalytic convertor fault" and "anti polution fault" on center display.WE have limited scanner access.Two codes in memory for missfire on c...
1997 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3P3ES42Y8V
We have spent a lot of time trying to pinpoint the issue with this vehicle. The issue is intermittant and will goes days without any issue and then it will happen two days in a row. We have had the car at our shop for two weeks. The vehicle has an intermittan... Trouble codes: 43 (Cyl1 Misfire)
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L high idle at times VIN: 1GZNE15M0R
vehicle came in with intermitent high idle found multiple codes in system (code #'s are 22,28,35,54,75,76,77,82). we cleaned carbon deposits from the idle air control motor. (no change) Checked grounds at transmision that normaly brake on this type of vehicle,... Trouble codes: 22 (tps circuit signal voltage low), 28 (trans range switch error), 35 (idle speed error), 54 (fuel pump circuit low voltage), 7577, 82 (igntion control 3x signal error)
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22P5V
According to the customer, it died while he was inside the house. Cranks with no start, slight pop from exhaust on each cylinder. First thoughts are water in the dist. cap from water pump. Checking fire, it's hot at the plugs. Watching compression gauge and sp... Trouble codes: 161 (o2 heater), 420 (cat converter), 1661 (mil problem)
1975 Porsche 911 S 2.7L leak VIN: 9110101704
I am looking for the injector line from the fuel dist to injector. Porsche can get it for me in a week maybe. I am wondering if any one knows of an aftermarket suplier. The part # is [...]. It is the line for #3. Thanks
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L a.c, wipers, radio intermitantly inoperative VIN: 1G8ZK5273T
intermitant inoperation of the a.c., wipers and radio. customer also had a hard time shutting key off. never reoccured.
2001 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L throttle VIN: JF1GM67561
customer brought in car complaining that cruise control will not disenguage and can not slow car down or get engine rpm to return to idle. test drove car and found all cruise controls operating properly and system disenguageing with power switch,brake,clutch p...
2003 Suzuki Vitara 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2S3TE52V73
This is a 2003 Vitara with a 2.0l 4 cylinder, after it gets hot it will some time cut out and die, it will restart after a few minutes and run fine. It always starts back up before we can run many test such as fuel pressure, spark etc. THe only code it has is ... Trouble codes: P0420
1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L oil gauge VIN: JT3FJ62G0J
We have a 1988 Land Cruiser the the oil gauge reads zero. Check the sender and replace- same results. tried 5 senders from 3 suppliers (including 2 OE). When we check oil pressure with a mechanical gauge to verify engine pressure is OK (it is). We used Toyota ...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Wheel sensor not working VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Toyota tech help. I'm working on my truck and can't seem to get the wheel sensors to work. The axle ABS ring was removed to replace the seals in Jan. 06. I have had problems ever since then. It seems to me that the ABS ring is not in the middle of the whole. W...
1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2STO7F1S
This one is for Toyota Gods, this celica came in with an intermident cutting out, test drove car, did not occur until i jumped into it hard, stutters from 3000 rpm and up check engine light illuminates everytime it stutters, on during stutter off when not occu...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L block/head VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
Hello fellas. Ran into a little glitch on what I thought was gonna be a gravy job. Car towed in, water pump failed and broke the timing belt. Cleaned everything up, installed a new water pump and began installing timing belt. Found that crankshaft would rotate...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L lack of power VIN: 4T1BF28B14
Hello Guys, This is an information type listing for what should be a scheduled service next week. My customer informs me that while driving under load, accelerating up an incline-not towing a boat up a mountain, he experiences his traction control dash warnin...
2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cooling Fans VIN: WV2KB47011
Hello to all: The car came in with both cooling fans having exploded and holed the radiator. I replaced both cooling fans (Seimens)and the radiator. I refilled with coolant and went to test the car. The cooling fans do not operate at all under any conditions....
2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 upshift high rpm VIN: 9BWDE61J34
sounds like severe gear grinding noise, can only get into gear by moving shifter slightly back toward 1st gear position, then slowly puling into second gear... (suspect real diff is that rpm has dropped while doing this to well below the threshold where proble...
1991 Volvo 940 GLE 2.3L Charging VIN: YV1JA874M3
Greetings to all I have this volvo which at times does not charge.The repair shop that sent car to me changed the alt.5 times and after about two weeks of driving it the battery goes dead.They also put in anew battery.My tests show at idle with the ac on headl...
1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KS9613S
Techs: have no spark and no noid light flash. Have signal from impulse sensor but none from camshaft sensor. Have 12 volts going to the camshaft sensor but no signal when I check with oscilloscope. Customer says camshaft sensor is new so he gave me his origina...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Hesitation, no accelaraion VIN: YV1LW61J2Y
calling any volvo masters!!! have this volvo here came in no check engine lite customer says runs rough. scan engine pull code p0327 knock sensor low input b1 s1 test drive its flat to the take off no power at all replaced knock sensor still no better. it trow... Trouble codes: P0327

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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9664Y
Joe and David had it on this one, I put the EGR with Sensor valve on and did a SCS test drive and it stayed gone, I guess I should go back to my theory that Jap cars are real good at pinpointing problems and listen to the code. Therer are no TSB's but Joe and ... Trouble codes: P1491 (EGR lift sensor too low).
1997 Audi A4 2.8L dome light VIN: WAUEA88D6V
Thanks to Mark, Assad, and Bradley for the input but Bob is the one that nailed it! It was the lighting control module mounted in the trunk, it was all corroded. First of all, why they would mount an electronic module in the lower wheel well is beyond me! The ...
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK2321W
We are thankful for iATN.YES it was the intake gaskets but let us tell you where we went wrong. FIRST we learned on LEAN codes to smoke test COLD as many told us...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Several of us standing around saw both banks pass smoking a warm engine BUT... Trouble codes: 27 (P0170 mixture adaptation runs lean bank 1).
1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G4CU5313P
thanks to all that replied. we had already check voltage drops before posting but thanks for the reminder. sometimes its the overlooked or skipped steps that bite you. special thanks to joseph from rhode island. the tsb #53-64-01-(mar 2,1995) for the 140 amp a...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Performance VIN: IG4HP54K1Y
First off I would like to thank every one that took time to help. The problem was low state of charge. Not sure why other than I will ck my scales. After putting the box back in we recharged it and it was now 18 degrees, better but still not good enough. Some ...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G1YY22F7R
ECM was not controlling IAC...Replaced ECM...Now IAC doing what is supposed to...ok now...Thanks
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1G1ND52T7W
Thanks very much to all 8 of you techs which offered advice. We did a leak test on the cylinders with lower compression and found that we were leaking compression through the exhaust valves. The engine was on time so we got the customers approval for a complet...
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J0X
My tests showed the air valves should hold vaccum and the one thats in the car does not but customer did not want to fix it.I dont under stand why they bring it in for diagnosis but no repair. Trouble codes: P0410.
1999 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L multiple VIN: 1G1NE52J0X
well i would like to buy all 12 of my 'brothers in grime' a cold one for the fast and insightful help on the multiple codes about 90% of you said the harness were the issue(correct as usual) alot mentioned gm sells repair kits but 1 tech had a less expensive w...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GNEC13T01
Thank you for all your help. Several suggestions were to suspect aftermarket accesories, and that was indeed the problem. The reason it took so long to figure out, is that the customer has owned the vehicle since new and never had this problem. He never had an...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L hydro boost VIN: 1GAHG39R31
Thanks for the good information. I learned that the problem can be caused by something stuck in the booster unit or by a problem in the pump or the pressure valve in the pump. I decided to take the belt off and turn the pump by hand and see if it felt ok befor...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L seat belt tensioner VIN: 1C3EL55U11
After talking with owner, he replies that the vehicle has been in two different accidents. Replacing both seat belt tensioners & module corrected the problem...Thanks for all replies.
2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L wipers VIN: 2C4GP44311
thanks for all responses.i explained to the customer that i can't guarantee 100% that multi-function switch will fix it unless i can get it to act up for me and test it. so they're going to the dealer.wouldn't it be nice to get paid for our time and trouble to...
1989 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP6041K
thank's to iatn and dan from texas,gary from arizona, mike & phillip from illinois, dave from california and kenneth from ohio. i checked egr good, checked map sensor 106hz at idle. kenneth was the one with the correct diagnosis. it was the injectors. i was ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
Hello Everyone, Well the fix for this was a new PCM and it had to be programed in the vehicle by the dealer. I sent the original to the local parts store and they sent it to one of their warehouses to test it and they said it was bad but they can't program the...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Battery Light VIN: 1FTRY18L6Y
Thanks guys, your unanimous replies blamed the alternator & you were right. I was misled by Alldata description page about PCM controlled alternators. Also the drivability was not related but caused by the mass air flow meter which was giving a calculated Baro...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L lock sol VIN: 1FMZU73KX2
thank you everyone,used most all your suggestions. what the problem turned out to be was the magnetic clutch for the t-case. found that the ohm value of the one that was in there was appox 1.6 ohms, got a new one from the ford dealer and it read 2.9 ohms. inst...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W53
thanks for all your help and time . sorry it was late on this but finaly car fixed.wire was open pin #1 command line from the PCM to the driver module. GOOD LUCK TO ALL Trouble codes: P1233.
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Fan Blower Motor VIN: JNRAR05Y9W
Thanks as always to the knowledgeable techs on this site. The fix for this problem was a Resistor or as Infiniti calls it - the Fan Control Amplifier (module). DEFECTIVE RESISTOR VOLTAGE ON BLUE/YELLOW WIRE - 9.0V CONSTANT RESISTANCE - OPEN (taken on pin...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4FY58S0V
Hi Y'all !! We can call in the dogs and piss-on the campfire, this hunt is over. The crank sensor was dropping out. After replaceing the sesnor the car ran good and started fine. Untill the gas gauge gets to less than 1/4 tank. I had to put gas in to test an... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil primary fault).
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L torque steer VIN: 1LNLM97V0S
I want to thank everyone for all of the replies. All of the information was a great help in fixing this vehicle. What I found was the engine sub frame was not installed correctly. So, I used the alginment holes to install it properly. After doing this I prefor...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: JM1NB353XX
as suggested, pulled timing gear off crank, key had sheared and gear had slipped about one and a half teeth,changing the timing & creating sluggish condition, thanks for all the help
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22631
Hello And thanks, Put A cat on This car And looked Again At The o2s,This car is Fixed.Thanks to Bill from wisconsin,John from new jersey and Kenneth from Ohio.The cars o2 sensors pretty much mirror each other with A bad Cat.With A good cat front switches nor... Trouble codes: P0421.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long shift from 1st to 2nd VIN: WDBBA45ABE
Thanks to all that helped on this one.. I finally search around for a vaccum leak and found a popped off vaccum hose underneath the air cleaner. Hooked it up and shifts perfert now thanks again!
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
thanks to al [...] who both sent me the right code. customer very happy. no thanks to steve fiorito who called me unprofessional and said i would get nowhere trying to find code. way to go steve and al.
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
thanks to all who replied my gut feeling and marion from mississippi confirmed my suspision.the mass air sensor did the trick. happy wrenching to all thom Trouble codes: 1271 (a/f sensor), 1281 (a/f sensor).
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start, irratic systems VIN: 1G3GR62CXW
This one is down the road!!! Turns Out most of the replies were correct! It was a ground problem. Bizarre enough it was a ground that I had already checked and cleaned but the real problem was in the bolt that the ground was 'stacked' on. It was the major grou... Trouble codes: P0603, P1602, P1603, P1604, P1605.
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1GHDT13S72
Thanks to those who replied. It turns out we have a generic communication glitch in one of the modules, and the condition is very intermittant. I have not seen my customer since 2nd code clearing. I suspect he may have traded the vehicle in somewhere and passe...
1989 Other GM capri 3.0L No Start VIN: BL3C38CXK9
thank you for the help. the igntion kill swith on the shift cable was the problem, the cam is not returning to center, I have cleaned, lubed, and adjusted, I just am not able to make it consistently work right, but now I know what the problem is, and that is 9...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P4GP44R6X
Mat from NJ was right. It was the computer I wonder if we got his old one. The dealer was great and warranted it for us. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1495 (leak detection pump open or shorted).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T6V
Based on the results of the test & the 2 replies I received, the idea of a faulty PCM seemed to be the most likely. After replacing the PCM, I checked the EGR & TPS +5V circuit and to my dismay, I found a similar behavior as with the old PCM. I started the eng... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP sensor problem), P0404 (EGR feedback signal out of range), P1404 (EGR-2 position error/EGR closed perf).
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG5280T
Thanks for all the help. We received 27 replies. They ranged from coolant temperature sensor, to vacuum leaks, to catalytic convertor faults. The majority of the replies indicated that the coolant temperature sensor could skew fuel trim readings even if readin... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich).
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G8ZG5289T
o.k. guys,, this one is fixed.. everybody was harping on the temp senser and connector, for very good reason... its a common problem, i know. but the temp always matched with thermometer and ecm reading so we knew it was reading correct.. we pulled injector ra... Trouble codes: 656 (fuel level sensor), 132 (high voltage on oxygen sensor).
1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L Misfire VIN: 1G8ZJ5270X
I really want to say thank you for all the replies. The whole problem was broken valve spring on # 1 cyl. thanks again guys. Especial Thanks to Dan. :-) Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl one misfire).
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, low power VIN: JT3HN87R0X
Thanks to all that offerd help,most said it was maf. We called owner this am and he was at dealer having a new maf installed. This is a great way to learn about car that you don't work on alot.Thanks alot Ricky Trouble codes: P0172.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L oil pickup VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
I feel very confident that we have determined the source of the mystery plastic. I should have mentioned that while the bits of plastic had been coated with oil for some time, they were not black in color but rather brown in appearance. We did take a closer lo...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L battery light VIN: WVWMA63B3X
Thanks all! Bad diode in the alternator was turning the light on. Replaced alternator and all is well.
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSD29M5Y
thank you all for your time and assistance. the customer decided(with help from friends) that it would be best if he towed it to the dealership. it has been a few days and i have not heard anything from him. thanks again for your help.
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Trailer Lights? VIN: WVWTK73C37
Well, the car is on it's way with no trailer harness. Thanks for the responses and work put into trying to get this customer a harness. We opted not to install any aftermarket harness or make one for the customers vehicle. One, we did not want to mess with any...
1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FX8848K
Well a BIG THANK YOU to Peter in Georgia who got me to test the exhaust for a leak. I smoked the exhaust and there it was, a huge exhaust leak right at the front of the new cat where there was a 1/2 inch of weld not completed at the very top of the inlet pipe....
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