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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L headliner VIN: WBAGJ8326W
found roof insulation fallen into mechanism,and motor jammed, the roof cassete and motor were replaced,the motor was syncronized and fuctions normally. the roof now moves properly, but im having trouble with the interior panel moving with the glass when the gl...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBAGH8343Y
Great customer with low mileage super clean 740iL he has owned for 115,000 miles. Customer has been complaining about a vibration in the car for about a year. This time I was able to cause the vibration while driving the car. My description is more of a shutte...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Navigation VIN: WBAGH83491
Navigation system is not functioning correctly, however individual components of system seem to be operating properly. Vehicle came to Texas from St. Louis, MO. Vehicle was purchased at local auction so not sure if it was driven or trailered here. Vehicle N...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW53L1N
Thank you for reading this post. Vehicle came to me upon recomondation from another client after he been to other shops. Engine races at 2800rpm most of the time and will stall sometimes. I checked for vacuum leaks and found none,including plugging the vacuum ... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor est)
1993 Cadillac Eldorado Sport 4.6L Surge VIN: 1G6EL12Y4P
Hello fine techs: This El dorado came as a no-start. We found wires from crank sensors were inverted at ign. module. We repaired them and car now starts but idle is always surging between 800 and 1500 rpms. We tested for vacuum leaks with smoke machine and no... Trouble codes: P0030
1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L cooling fan VIN: W06VR52R9W
hi i need some help this car came in the shop customer complain that car temp guage red line check all fuse and relay found cooling fan fuse blowen change it with 15 amp fuse run car for a while car was ok so i give car back to customer car came back two weeks...
1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1LV11W0J
Hello techs.. I have a problem here. 1988 Chevy Beretta came in and would not start.. After cranking a while we could get it to start and noticed that all PID's were off the wall. Every thing was wrong showing numbers that did not make sense at all. We replace...
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L No Start, floods VIN: 1GCBS14EXJ
I have a 1988 S-10 with a 2.5 4 cyl. TBI, the customer said the truck had a very high idle. Hooked up the scanner and only code in it was 32 for EGR, the truck did idle about 1500 rpm. I noticed that temp sensor was reading 88 F. and would fluctuate back to 86... Trouble codes: 32 (egr)
1989 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCCS14Z9K
I need to know where I can find the spring for the fuel pressure regulator. It's not in a rebuild kit, or a regulator kit. Mr Dealer says it's not available seperately, gotta buy the whole thing. Can't find a aftermarket. The closest is NAPA has a pictorial bo...
1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W2R
Guys I need some help with this one,Cust came from another shop that replaced injector assy twice now truck has unstable idle,have r&r upper intake and checked for leaks none found dist has checked good, have tried new map sensor,coolant and air temp sensors a...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L heater core VIN: 2GCEK19K6R
Thank you beforehand for your responces.The shop has replaced the heatercore 3 times.The last core lasted a month.Coustomer did not observe overheating on gauge.
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, HARD BRAKE PEDAL VIN: 1GNCS13W4S
1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1B152P6T
Have followed diagnostic procedures flow chart with out any luck. Crank sensor was replaced and connections ck. Trouble codes: P0336
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Thermostat VIN: 1GCC1944T8
Thermostat makes a popping noise. Replaced thermostat with OEM, still has noise unless we remove the thermostat. Popping noise is like someone is hitting the thermostat housing with a wrench. Has a new headgasket and water pump. Does not run hot or overheat. ...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1942V
This is for a friend @ another shop I believe we have a computor or crank reluctor problem butttttttt.Here we go first after he brought the truck up today to see what my scan tool showed on the missfires it does the same which is if if you disconnect injector ... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22K5W
This is an intermitent problem. This car will stall and won't start while driving or slow accerlation. The first time this happend I found the vehicle had no spark so I changed the ignition module. The vehicle ran without problems for about three weeks. On 8/2...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L blower motor and headlights VIN: 1GNEL19X82
Customers main complaint was that the blower motor and headlights would come on when they wanted and would kill the battery.We go the vehicle to act up for awhile when we were testing. The headlights would still come on with headlight switch disconnected. Upon...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Engine Knock VIN: 2GCEK19TX2
Truck has a intermintent engine knock, sounds like a rod knock and is very clear,It only comes in at start up and the truck has to have sat long enough to cool down. Oil Changes are in order and frequent for the life of the truck. Yesterday the vehicle did kno...
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 000000
I have a 2003 Tahoe that was involved in a rollover onto it's driver's side. The vehicle runs but smokes out the tailpipe BIG TIME. It also has a knocking noise, doesn't have the deep tone that is usually associated with a bad rod. I pulled the plugs and they ...
2004 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4V042 6.6L warning lights VIN: 1GBE4V1174
there is a warning light in the center of the dash that intermittenly comes on along with a warning bell that sounds . the light has a picture of a wrench along with brakes and the word brakes underit . whatis this light & does it need to be reset. thanks in a...
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L engine VIN: 1C4GT64L8W
van came in with noise in belt. replaced serpentine belt,idler,tensioner. van left about 2 days later van came back with noise in belt replaced belt put on oem chrysler belt van was fine for about 2 weeks and then comes back with noise in belt again. any ideas...
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Tach VIN: 1B7HC16Y2R
This vehicle came in with the only complaint that the tach does not work. The scanner will show RPM while driving or with vehicle sitting still so we must be getting RPM referance from the crank sensor. We thought it was the instrument cluster so we got a use...
1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GP45R4T
Hello again group! Man, it seems i've been needy lately but I have already wasted enough time running in circles. This caravan came in originally for a random dying problem. There were no codes and it never died for me. I did some research and inspected the ve... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple misfire detected)
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L im readiness VIN: 3B7HC12Y7W
i need some advice from dodge techs familiar with emmision testing, the im readiness monitors wont reset after a batery replacement, the car has had 600 miles put on it since, the monitors that wont reset are the evap, the catalyst, and the o2 heater. there ar...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L 2 monitors not set VIN: 2B4GP74L51
after completing required repairs for inspection..replaced evap detection pump..clear code & reset computer. for the past week we have been tring to get monitors to reset. we are down to the heated o2 circuit & evap monitor. according to dodge info, these two ...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L No Start, no comunication comp VIN: 1D7HU18D13
hello all have 03 dodge hemi 1500 have done little searching lack of where to start what i do know wont spin over testlight to ground touch starter relay on computer ground signal hit key spins over no run have no comunication to any computers odometer is read...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Flexplate VIN: 2FAPP36X9N
I have replaced the Balancer already on this car before because it was clattering. Now its back and at about 1500-2000 rpm only after its warm it sounds like the ring gear teeth rub momentarily on something inside the bell housing. Is it possible that the thru...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT22BXT
this car would not start for the customer multible times then when towed in it would start fine for us. After two or three times we just tried a crank sensor as it was setting this code every time. So it didnt start again for him and i drove out to the house a... Trouble codes: P0335
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W5T
this one is killing us here.we have no power to the fuel pump.And the ccrm has been replaced.we have pin test all ground to the computor and check out good.pin 18 on the ccrm is not grounding at the pcm.all fusess are good.and power leads check out o:k.we repl...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L HIgh Idle VIN: 2FTHF36HXT
Make Me Smart again Ford is causing brain Failure We have this Ford Truck Idles @ 1800 Rpm Always Unless you temporarily Ground the IAC control wire. Then the Iac Voltage goes varying between 3 + 8 volts Then you drive the truck around the block & Wala Iac con...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F9X
Good morning-thanks in advance for everyones time and effort.A warning in advance I know very little about diesels.Truck will crank fine but not start.After a little research found that it needs a certain amount out of oil pressure to start.Oil gauge in dash d... Trouble codes: P0475, P0605
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FMRU1767Y
Truck is running down the road no problems then temp gauge jumps to hot engine goes to limp in with no power pull off the road turn ing off wait 1 minute restart temp gauge is fine eng runns great engine doesnt over heat
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuse 22 circuit VIN: 2FAFP71W81
Brake light switch application generates heat sufficient to blow fuse 22. Short to ground at this point appears to be on circuit 511 between C211 and C103 but I find no evidence of anything unusual in harness between these connectors. Multifunction sw has been...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67E81
OK i m back here to see if anyone can shed me some light on this vehicle. Its a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with a 4.0. Vehicle run fine but is running lean at idle. What i found so far is there is 2 codes stored in memory P0171 & P0174 that was stored in me... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fan clutch VIN: 1FTNW21F32
when pulling a load ,on accellaration the fan clutch is ingauging and disingauging ??? nom sign of over heating!!
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP48Y23
Please Help! This is my personal car that I just bought. The problem is that the idle is fixed at 1200-1500 rpm. If you cut the car off and restart it it will idle 750-800, as soon as you give it gas or cruise the idle will not lower unless you tap on the iac ... Trouble codes: 1507 (IAC overspeed error)
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71W44
Car runs like it has a clogged converter. Dropped exhaust off at the manifold still no change. Fuel filter is new and fuel pump is 6 month old. Oxygen sensors appear to be working and fuel trim bounces between -4 and 4. Tried a MAF but still no change. No code...
2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GDGG31V73
Veh. towed in for no start. Checked fuel pressur, @60 p.s.i. required specs. are @50-62 p.s.i. Veh. has spark, injector pulse and un-resricted exhaust. Spark plugs are extremly wet with fuel. Switched p.c.m. with known good one. No help. Need help now running ... Trouble codes: P1626 (theft deterent system activated)
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L brake pedal VIN: 2GTEK19T14
customer drives hard with medium loads. pedal goes too low from hiway cruise stops. almost to floor. we can pinch brake hoses to get firm/high pedal (engine running). we have isolated to l/f caliper. pinch this hose and pedal is high and firm. after bleeding p...
1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCA6185J
This car egr is not function right at all. I pump the vacuum to the egr valve direct and the engine stalls, that means the valve and the passage is working, but no vacuum coming from the egr control valve and when you ground the one side of the solenoid switch...
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Idle VIN: 2HKRL18591
Received this '01 odyssey today..won't idle...runs ok if you keep your foot on the gas... pulled a plug ...black and fouled (rich)...scanned for codes...has mfr specific code P1739 (does anybody recognize this??) looked for injector test port...not readily vis...
2005 Hyundai Santro GV 1000CC No Start, starting trouble VIN: 79361009PK
hi everybody, vehicle comes in problems of no pulse in fuel injectors and ignition coils. then i will check all sensors, wiring harness, connectors, and change the ECM, cam sensor, crankshaft sensor, but all of these done the problem is not solve. last 7 days...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D8T
Hi all. This car was in two months earlier for a number of codes, the light did come back on after a couple months and 400 miles. This time around the code P0500 (VSS) was in there, but so was the code P0600. Since the ECM and TCM both have a part in the VSS ... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Failure 8 key cycles since last set), P0600 (TCM-ECM Com line Problem 10 key cycles since last set)
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4F327S3T
jeep will not start.when the engine is turned over you get one pulse on the injectors and spark but nothing else while turning over the pump will continue to run for 2 sec they changed crank sensor,cam sensor and distrubor.tested wiring,there is 5 volts to cra... Trouble codes: P0320
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FY1951V
Hello, I am having Trouble with this no start Jeep. check Eng light does not come on,of course I have no fuel or spark as well. I have checked all fuses tested power & grounds to pcm all test ok.Tested 5 Volt supply & is 3.29 Researched fix data base & found n...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J46Z48SXW
car came from another shop. hesitates when cold. less when warmed up. pops thru intake when snapped linkage fast. no codes. came to me with a new fuel pump in it. pull out injector rail inspected for carbon. injectors clean. from what i could see intake valves...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1JT4FJ68S1
this vehicle was towed in for a no start. we checked for spark and has no spark. we checked for injector lite- no lite. we checked for fuel pressure- no pressure.checked for pcm grounds-look good. all 12 volts to pcm good.i have no outputs at coil. tryed used ...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: RFX0058494
I get codes 0325 and 0330 (knock sensors). At first there were codes for misfire and lean condition. Now after replacing coils, only knock sensor(both)codes come up after two miles. If I have to replace those? Do I need new wiring harness? Truck is made 01/99.... Trouble codes: 0325 (knock sensor), 0330 (knock sensor)
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L brake/hydraulic VIN: 1LNLM91VXT
When braking quick pull to left felt insteering wheel and comes right back,not bad cold after 5-7 stops noticable. car has been to other shops for concern,alignment good,no loose parts,car was in accident 7 years ago/not bad.Have eliminated a.b.s. sys and rear...
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Clutch Engagement VIN: JM1NA3519N
Greetings fellow Technicians. I have a 1992 Mazda MX-5 Miata with an M-Type manual transmission (5 speed). Her original complaint was harsh gear engagement when shifting. The veicle was diagnosed by another tech who suggested replacement of the Master Cylinder...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FD331XP
Hi Hope someone has seen this. I know these car can have low compression problems but this is in the range of other RX7s I have seen with no starting problems. The main problem is that it happens only a few times a year! The customer is a doctor so he is very ...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1H
This one is really driving me nuts. The basic problem on this one is that the car cuts out @ 4,000 rpm as if it is hitting a rev limiter. We have replaced items as outlined below. The car runs great otherwise, i.e. plenty of power, smooth until you hit 4k rpms...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Radio VIN: WDBGA32E8P
This car radio will let out an EAR-PIERCING feedback wail from ALL the speakers when trying to turn the fader to the rear speakers. It is so consistant, you can actually play morse code using the fader wheel in the center console. It actually sound like a sire...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBHA23E9V
Car was driven into local shop for hesitation and poor driveability cold . While in shop, car became no start. Customer was told, problem not found , but could be bad keys. Car was towed to our shop with dead battery. After recharge car will only crank 2 turns... Trouble codes: P1570 (Fault in DAS to the ME-SFI control unit)
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Hi all, This ML 320 came in with missfire in 4 5 6 cylinders. The truck was shaking away. Pulled a plug all original. Changed spark plugs & ignition wires. Miss seemed better & test drove truck. During test drive check engine light came back on with lean codes... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L ride controll VIN: 2MELM75W0U
cant find much informatoin on this system any help on what code 23 is and the diagnostic
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1EN34S7H
First off, sorry for the long post. I desperately need some help to get this Nissan out of my shop! It is a crank, no start. This is the DOHC with coil on plug ignition, multi-point injection, and a crank sensor mounted on the front of the exhaust cam pulley. ...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HJO1P1K
Hey all...Customer came in with dead miss. Checked out and found injector bad. All injectors ohmed out to 13.3 ohms(specs 10.0 - 14.0 ohms) except one and it was open. Replaced it along with all the fuel injector pigtails for they were all green with corrosion...
2002 Nissan sunny 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CFAN16Z
Vehicle brought in for a complaint of intermittent cut-out. When the problem occurs the car restarts again easily. Cuts out only at snap throttle. MIL light comes on & code returns soon the engine cuts-out. Any help is greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0100
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International 3.1L burning spark plugs VIN: 1G3WR14T2K
this car gets rode hard, lots of miles, has been running great then last winter came in with a spark plug blown out of #1 cyl. weird but we repaired the hole and put in a helicoil. couple months later came in with the center porcelain blown right out of the ne...

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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBACD4326T
used an autologic to reprogram and synchronize the ews to the dme - according to center letter shop the gt1 is no longer supplied and they have no replacement as of yet - guess it is the autologic or nothing for these cars for now - thanks for the help
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon Collector's Edition 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4BR82P5T
Thanks for all the help guys. Been waiting for cust. to come back,but he has not so must be fixed.I installede another purge flow vavle and blew out lines and drove car,car has had fot 3-4 weeks and no complaint,they never call when its right so I'll asume i... Trouble codes: P1441 (Flow during non purge).
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L wipers VIN: 1G1AY0781E
Thanks for the offers of help. The fix for this vehicle is to modify the wiring harness with jumper harness that only comes with the motor if you order it from the dealer. I talked extensively with acdelco concerning this. The part from delco used to come with...
1987 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3BT56E9H
Damn those aftermarket parts! Replace the idle control motor with an OE one, all is fine. Thanks to all whom replied. This is the greatest site on the web.
1990 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.3L abs pump VIN: 1C3XC66R1L
I hate to say if this is fixed long term yet. Little old lady driver doesn't put many miles on the car. We also never found a reason the motor burned up a second time. As noted it is a Bosch system that had no extended warranty and no real pattern failures. Th...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3C3EL55H9Y
I would like to thank everyone who input there advise to help with this problem. A special thanks goes out to Tom. The FUEL PUMP was BAD AGAIN!!! After Tom's input I did some research of my own and found out through several of the local dealers that they also ...
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1234567H9Y
Thanks for the replies I received, this car is gone. I had a hard time because of the 2 minutes I had before it would start. I finnally had it down to the pcm and then it died for good. Some wanted me to go ahead and replaced the distributor because they give ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Delay VIN: 1C3EL55U01
I don't have a DRB-3 so I took a chance on the switch $69 from the dealer. That fixed it. Thanks for the suggestions.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC23671
Thanks to Robert , barry and jeff for your time and input. It was the injection pump that was the culprit. I have not had a bunch of experience with the Cummins. At the price of a rebuilt, I felt it was worth the effort to ask. That is a hard part to eat. Afte... Trouble codes: P0216, P0341.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ac VIN: 2B4GP44382
replaced expansion valve with dealer valve ok now thanks for all the responses everyone
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F6K
symptom of low power and cats getting hot .first id like to thanks all 9 replies to this they were very helpful and full of good ideas.im embarrassed to say though that i over looked something very simple,plug wires 6 and 7 were crossed,yes improper firing ord...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L no spark VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
hey,guys thanks on your input it was the ing.module ,there was a crack in the module from previus tear down ,agian thanks ,runs kind of crapy but its a start prodally needs to be timed runs great 2000 rpms and up.let off stumbles step right on it and dies ect....
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Brakes VIN: 1FDKE30F8S
Got a few replies to this one and pretty much the explanation was that this was a normal condition. One person had tried new master, booster, calipers etc with no better pedal results. Just for my own piece of mind I tried our newer ambulance which is also pre...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil consumption VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Sorry so long posting any information on this vehicle. Kent from Florida gave me the best (most logical) way to test for internal vac leaks of this type. Kent said: A quick check for that... Pull the PCV valve. Plug the hole in the valve cover & plug the ' B...
1997 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDFG15R4V
well the customer finally came back in with the van to be rechecked and I went ahead and tried a mass air flow , no change in the reading of 8 gms at idle .so after changing the pcm fuel trims came back to normal, all is good . thank you all who replied you ma... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
hi thanks for the help, checked and found a bulletin on plugged port, car is still available for dealer assistance, customer is taking it there. thanks again. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow).
1980 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L Starting VIN: JAVLN49C31
Al from Arizona and Ted from Pennsylvania nailed it,it was the ignition switch,the back of the switch came loose and made no contact.I will replace the switch)Thank you for saving my day!!.I would like to also thank everyone else for their expertise and time i...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L drivline VIN: SAJKX6246W
This is an unusual noise that comes in around 50 mph @ 1600 rpm and not before.I have your replies and I even went to other forums to inquire about this car. As of now I do not consider it a safety issue and when the customer can let the car go for awhile I wi...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L wide open throttle VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
great! the responses were great and the info aboout the cruise control coming on with the switch off was enlightening. problen turned out to be a sliver of rubber cut on the inside of the sealing boot for the intake snorkel at the throttle body. the end of the...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: JMIFC3318G
Sorry for the time delay, the atf did the trick and it started. Tried to find that timer relay but had no luck. the engine is worn out and the owner doesn't know if he wants to fix it or not. Thanks for all the replies, This old tech needs all the help he can ...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22531
We removed the EGR valve and found it stuck wide open, cleaned valve, reinstall vehicle runs fine. Thanks to everyone who helped. Trouble codes: P0102 (maf circuit low input), P0113 (iat circuit high input), P0300 (random misfire detected), P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected).
1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L indicator ASD VIN: WDBEB31E2S
As stated I removed varmit remains and disinfected the wiring area with water and bleach. Then the fix seemed to be clearing the stored code by reading code and then erasing it. I did not have reader handy so I shorted pin #5 'ASD' on dignostic plug for about ...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN3MS37A1P
Pcm has not arrived yet I must close this and will update later ei checked ports each are clear..it fails due to ses on with egr code i monitor it and no temp decrease and vac to egr is on when its cold started so there is much to do after pcm thanks to all VI... Trouble codes: 32 (egr problem).
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGDD26S5Y
WOW, this one was driving us crazy! Thanks to Marc [...]. and all others who gave us suggestions. Most of you mentioned the egr ports being clogged as a possible cause of the Code 32. We took your advice and cleaned the EGR ports but unfortuna... Trouble codes: 32 (egr system failure nissan code), P0400 (egr system failure obd ii code).
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
thanks everyone.customer never showed up. thanks everyone. Trouble codes: 1491 (vacuum cut valve bypass valve).
1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Misfire VIN: 1G3AJ55M95
Thanks to all of you who replied. I replaced the fuel rail and drove it for a couple of days, the customer has had it for four or five days. The fuel must have had something in it that reacted with the aluminum rail
1996 Oldsmobile LSS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY52K6T
We found out the customer recently replaced only the upper plenum gasket and not the lower gasket. I might be the cause of the problem because the engine stumbles when it the temp guage reaches about 220 degrees. Temp guage will not go past 220 degrees. custom...
1999 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Interior Lights VIN: 1G3HN52KXX
Thank you for your help, it solved the problem. This is my first experience and this site is unbelievable! The vehicle is equipped with sensors that monitor the door handle movement (and sensors that monitor the doors). We cut the input wire to the BCM for the...
1996 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L Horn VIN: 1P3E146C1T
Hello Fellow Techs...the fix on this one was to make rubber grommets from vacuum hose. It seems the only way to get these grommets is to buy the whole airbag. Thanks for the help.
1984 Porsche 911 3.2L Clutch VIN: WPOEB0912E
Received a total of 11 replies. Several mentioned the possiblity of CV axles, motor/trans mount, torsion bar issues and warped flywheel. Marlin from California hit right on. The bowden housing must have sufficient bow in it in order to flex without affecting t...
1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L soft top control system VIN: YS3DF78NXX
First of all this is a 9-3, not a 9-5, silly me. I got several suggestions including : *Bad ground on hydraulic ram switches *bad pump assembly * failed shear pins in tonneau drive *broken pump drive gear By manually operating the top while viewing s...
1993 Saturn SC2 1.9L cooling system VIN: 1EWC232123
Fixed! initailly before posted I replaced ECT with a OE updated one because ohm test showed underestimate. The updated sensor has a brass probe instead of plastic, which leaks over time. The problem for me was my soulas scanner instead of having an engine temp...
1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L rear eletric window VIN: JT4RN61D6F
window is fixed now, looking at the inputs to the control relay no ground from rear latch, replace rear latch assembly it works great thanks for all the help and the great wiring diagram thanks joey.
1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L a/c VIN: J5G0019453
Traced the circuit and found A/C clutch was shorted out. It also tripped the circuit breaker, which is located under the dash, behind the A/C controller. Resetting the breaker got the blower going, and replacing the compressor and the clutch got the air to be ...
1977 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2272166848
Thank you to everybody that helped. the source of the problem was multiple vacuum leaks. all of the hoses were old and cracked. thanks again.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21CX2
I thought I have already closed my post, anyway I'll post it again. Yes the fix was the crank sensor. Thanks to all replies and they all said to check/replace the crank sensor, and it is. Charles. Trouble codes: P0322.
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L lifter noise VIN: YV1T590D4X
Ok sorry about the delay with the fix. Our first atempt at fixing this volvo was to check for bad or misplaced o-rings in the oil pan , as some of you suggested. Unfortanatly this did'nt do the trick.So our next step was to replace the vvt-i unit. upon doing s...
1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW56W3X
good evining: got two replies which were very helpfull. when you have the head off, with the cams out, and the cam gears off without first marking the cams, then when you put the belt back on, you need to install the cam holding tool, loosen all bolt on the ca...
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