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1995 Alfa Romeo 164 LS 3.0L Starter bolt? VIN: ZARED33E2S
Ok, I've come to the determination that the Alfa Romeo 164 is THE worst car of the modern world to work on, and I specialize in Alfas (for better or worse). Anyway, I've got this 164LS on my lift and I'm attempting to remove the transaxle to replace the clutc...
2001 Audi TT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWX28N71
Vehicle came in with Check Engine light on, customer complaints of hesitation, rough running, code 17608 found. Tested valve, ohmed low, although operating. Replaced with new valve which also had slightly lower resistance (24.7 ohms) than ok. All actuator test... Trouble codes: 17608 (wastegate bypass valve mech. malfunction N249), 16686 (misfire cyl. 2), 16688 (misfire cyl. 4), 16687 (misfire cyl. 3), 16685 (misfire cyl. 1)
1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality
This vehicle came in with a small coolant leak. The headgasket was was seaping externally under pressure. We pulled the head and sent to machine shop. Head was checked and machined, no valve job. I installed the head, set the valve lash, and replaced all hoses...
1989 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L a/c VIN: 2G4WD11T5K
no codes found. burnt out compressor fuse, replace with 20 amp, wont blow the fuse, scanned, found no call for a/c from computer, direct pwr to compressor works, direct pwr to fan, works fine.replaced relays still same, have good pressures no leaks.
1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L steering wheel VIN: 1G4CU5216X
thanks in advance to all those who respond. i'm in need of some help on this car. the problem is a vibration in the steering wheel at higher speeds. 60mph on up, the higher the speed the more the vibration. originally i found the bad tie rod end, replaced it a...
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L starter VIN: 2G4WS52J2Y
this vehicle will engage the starter with the key turned to the run position, in park or drive. the ignition has to be turned off to kill power to the starter.
1989 Chevrolet G20 Beauville 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEG25HXK
This is My service Vehicle I need to get it running ASAP It's been surging at idle for about a week, yesterday it kept stalling out. The only thing that comes up for the CEL is #33- map sensor high voltage or Random misfire. I have replaced the map sensor,... Trouble codes: 33 (Map Sensor High Voltage Or Misfire Condition)
1992 Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGC24K8N
Hello all and thanks in advance for any help I can get. The problem is you drive this truck and it drives fine then all of a sudden it starts loosing power like you are running out of gas. Then it will pick up and run fine again does this for about 2 or 3 mile... Trouble codes: 45 (rich condition)
1995 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L timing VIN: 1GBHK33F7S
I replaced the injector pump on this truck, first one I have done on a 6.5 chevy. It starts & runs, but I need to set the injection timing, and my snapon scanner says it has to be done at the dealer. Is there anything I can do, or do I have to hand it over to ...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L starting VIN: 1GNDU06D5S
cant get it to start checked mechaniocal timing spark and fuel...it is make me crazy..lol
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L slave cylinder &clutch master cylinder VIN: 2GCEC19K1S
hello,guys. problem : have been trying to bleed this system many times at the slave cylinder with another tech at the clutch pedal( pumping), until we can shift thru all gears with out clashing or binding.but every time we feel is time to test drive & drive tr...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
unit starts and runs fine most of the time has had new filters, distributor cap, rotor, plugs, fuel pressure checks good (62psi ko, 56psi wot) ONLY cranks, hits, stalls, and pops/backfires at intake on first start after parked all nite with wet or high humidit... Trouble codes: 1626 (theft enable signal lost)
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31RXY
Hi guys,THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP. We have just started working on this fleet vehicle. It was brought to us as a cranks no start. found vehicle had no fuel pressure. replaced pump and filter. Also did complete tune. Truck left then was brought back with a... Trouble codes: 1509B (no response from iac/idle too high)
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13N0Y
Vehicle runs poorly, cuts out, stalls, hesitates-ONLY WHEN COLD. Checked fuel pressure. Found low,50-55 psi. But runs well when warmed up. When cold, will pop through intake, spudder and stall. Removed exhaust to make sure cat wasn't plugged. Any help or ideas...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L all shifts VIN: 1GCHK24U72
I recently rebuilt this 4l80e trans due to no forward or reverse when hot. When I disassembled it I found a broken spring on the 3rd accumulator piston. Has anyone seen this? I went ahead and replaced the broken spring and all steels, fibers, pistons and seals...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F5V
Car towed in. Cranks strong, no MIL light, blown fuse ("B" 20 amp supplies ASD relay) in power dist center under hood only when cranking. Replaced fuse and substituted ASD relay, still blows fuse only when cranking. Wire from ASD relay (Green/orange) goes to P...
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R12
this is a fleet vehicle whith excellant maint. history.problem is most evident when cold - open loop.major tip-in hesittation and is progressivly getting worse.at hot idle running ext. rich left bank only.performed smoke test for vac leaks-none found.injector ... Trouble codes: P0174
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L Low Power output VIN: 3D7KS28C35
I purchased this 2005 5.9 H.0. Cummins Truck as a repossesion from the Dealer's Auto Auction. Someone had apparently put gasoline in the diesel tank, and it had been dissasembled by the dealer. One piston had a hole burned through it, and was replaced, the ent...
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FACP5743M
This Taurus will start to move from a dead stop if you take your foot off of the brake and don't touch the accelerator. If you allow it, it will shift gears and get up to 25 or 30 miles an hour. The TPS stays at .84 vdc and the iac will fluctuate 30-40%. The R...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L abs VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
Orignaly this truck came in with just a red brake warning indictor on and the abs would not scan. Upon a visual inspection I noticed the abs modual was unpluged. I pluged it in and got a c1184 excessive isolation valve or abs sytem not operational. I drove the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Lack of power VIN: 1FDWF3650X
Help, this truck is killing me. It has no power while accelerating. Feels just like plugged exhaust. checked fuel pressure and flow, both good. Drove while monitoring fuel pressure, didn't drop out. Unplugged egr and drove, no difference. Disconnected exhaust ...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1721Y
This vehicle has mutiple codes that set immediately key on engine off,other than the cam position code which sets immediately after cranking. Along with the above listed codes there is also a code P1409 egr vac regulator circuit fault. We have tested all circ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position circuit fault), P1451 (evap vent solenoid circuit fault), P0135 (bank one sensor one heater circuit fault), P0141 (bank one sensor two heater circuit fault), P0155, P0161 (bank two sensor two heater circuit fault)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low power,low boost VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
Trying to help a fellow shop. Truck brought in poor condition,poor maintanace. Replaced all above parts.Also full service and ALL filters replaced.Truck now runs but has a problem under load. Power is low, tur-bo boost reading 31psi max on scanner(ussually see... Trouble codes: P0476
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Alternator VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
Hello, and thank you for reading this. We have a 2000 ford focus 2 dr coupe. New customer, came into shop and was complaining of a burning smell. Found that alternator was replaced about a year ago (not at my shop) and was MELTING on the inside. This was the s...
2002 Ford E-550 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Power VIN: 1FDAW57F72
This truck won't get out of it's own way and I need some fresh ideas, maybe I'm overlooking something obvious. I have checked the following:KOEO-MAP 14psi; EBP 14psi and Baro 30"hg; return fuel flow to tank is good; turbo impeller blades look good and spin fre... Trouble codes: P1247 (Boost pressure low), P1248 (Boost not detected)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Com. Bus Fault VIN: 1FMZU72E22
Hello, I have a explorer here that came in with the ABS light on. Got 3 codes out of it C1235, C1236, U1262. I test drove truck saw no wheel speed signal for rear wheels on scan tool. Checked sensor on differential and found it was open, replaced senser wheel ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34S92
i recently replaced the engine with a ford reman. unit 10 cylinder 6.8l, the old engine had a rod knock but no service engine soon light on. engine runs normally but code p0340(camshaft position sensor) keeps turning on the service engine soon light. i have re... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEC13R7W
This vehicle came in twice with freeze frame data for p0172 and P0175 rich bank 1 and rich bank 2 No other codes no missfires recorded. The light had went off. The Freeze frame data showed a long term fuel trim of 113. The code should set at 100. I cleaned the... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2003 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 6.6L Speedo VIN: 1GDE4E1143
The complaint is after replacing Alternator the speedo reads too fast. The truck will only go 45 mph because the speedo is reading 85 mph and the PCM cuts out the fuel. From what I can gather because it has an Allison trans the system gets the signal from the ...
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB755OM
this honda run great but will not start after a hot soak. sometimes it will not startfor 30 minutes other times just after a couple trys. i have not been able to diag. because it always starts by the time i get under the hood. i did catch it once long enough t...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Compressor VIN: KMHFU45E32
Hello all, I have a Hyundai I'm having some troulbe diagnosing. Initially, the complaint was in damp/humid weather, the A/C would not blow cold. Now its to the point where it won't work at all. The compressor is not engaging. The system has a full charge of re...
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Axle seals (rear) VIN: JNRAR07Y3X
Have replaced rear axle seals on this vehicle 4 times in the last 5 years (once under warranty by dealer). I don't think it is due to technicians error, but they leak almost every year, to the day, after replaced. Is there a speedi-sleeve, better seal (have u...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDAO1D5Y
Hi' Guys. This car will start & run normally when cold. When it gets close to operating temp it seems to run on 1 bank & then will die out. Try to restart & it will run normally for 2-3 seconds & then dies out. On the restart the dsc light will illuminate &... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam sensor Bank 1), 341 (Cam sensor Bank 2)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1J4FX58S7T
I have done all of the things listed below as well as cleaned all major grounds, changed battery terminals, changed the autoshutdown relay, tapped on the computer, checked all connections to computer. The problem seems to return no matter what i do sometimes 5...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22191
Car came in last week with a PO400,found no voltage change from Egr Sensor while driving,vacuum supply fine,no broken vacuum lines,EGR passages not restricted,moniter vacuum between EGR valve and soleniod with gauge spliced in during test drive soleniods seem ... Trouble codes: P0400
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Surge VIN: WDB708RT53
hi mb techs we have a 2003 mercedes s430 came in customer states hi idle at times.first we had the dealer scan for codes.the tech gave us the print out and no codes were found in any of the control units.we also scan the car with a assenmacher pc retriever we...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air ride VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Hi techs, This merc was rear ended, NOT severe bady damage. End of car was lifted off ground. Since this accident the check air suspension light has been on, suspension fully inflated. Manually testing all individual components, can activate all soleniods and ...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Wish I knew VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
Car came in with hesitation upon moderate to heavy acceleration. Light acceleration is okay. While testing and driving it became worse.Fuel pressure and flow good. New fuel filter. Throttle position sensor and coolant temp sensor good. Replaced mass air flow s...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L ride VIN: JN8AR05SXV
this vehicle when going obove 60 mph it seems like it's floating. very strange feeling. almost like the shocks are'nt doing their job. i 've never experienced anything like this before. any body come across this please share it with me. thanks alot.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN8DRO7Y41
Exhaust smells like rotton eggs put vacuum gauge on intake port at idle truck has good vacuum rev up to 2000 plus rpm vacuum gauge and rpm drop alot. We are guessing possible plugged exhaust. condition is even worse on the road hard to hit 100 kms. per hour . ...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs VIN: JN1CA31A01
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Car came into shop with no start. All arrows pointed to ECM so I installed one and no change. No start, no spark, and injector pulse is intermittent. Fuel pump is operating correctly. All input signals normal and good. Power and grounds tested good including w...
1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN54C8K
hello,thanks for the help. this car come to the shop with a bad harmonic balancer. we replaced it. under accel car will stall & dies. will idle fine. if you slowly accel it does fine but if you snap throttle it will stall. fuel pressure o.k. good spark also. r... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor), 22 (tps volts low)
1993 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L coil VIN: 1P4GH54R3P
this van dies while driving. it is very hard to duplicate and always restarts imeidiatly. found no codes for crank or cam signal loss. checked wirring under batt from pdc. have seen problems from batt. acid leaking on wires in past.no problems found. checked p...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K0S
Greetings toall this pontiac sets quad driver codes.I followed the flow charts pertaing to each code and I came up with no diagnosis,and after clearing the check engine light the light comes on after a few seconds and stays on.The problem is there but I cant s... Trouble codes: P1670, P1640
1994 Saturn SC2 1.9L rf headlight VIN: 1G8ZH1571R
the right front headlight will not work the fuse is good there is power to the green and tan wires the orange wire is dead no power or ground tryed new light to no help cannot find junction block wires run over radiator to under left front fender well any help...
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG65502
everything is telling me that the air/ fuel sensor isn't working. Can not locate data to verify. Would love alldata to actually tell me how to test some things instead of just replace. Can someone out there Please tell me more info on this system. It would be ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Eff. below par)
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Air Bag Light VIN: 1F1SG63603
This Subaru sometimes has the Air Bag MIL on. According to MOD you connect Diagnostic Term. A to Diagnostic Connector #1. This is supposed to be located below the instrument panel near the console. Trouble is I can't locate this connector to get the codes out....
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BE46K27
Hello folks, I just want to pass along to customer any info I can get. Car is under warranty and has a hesitation after slowing down and trying to accelerate again as after a turn. It seems to go from third to second gear on accel, but seems to take a while to...
1998 Volkswagen WINNEBAGO 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WV3AH2706W
failed california emission test at idle and no other conditions present. our scan tool is a master tech and we used the global obd2 section. fuel trim at idle is-4.64 short 5.40 long mass air flow at idle 5.65 but does not move until engine rpm reaches 1800 rp...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L radiator VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
We have pull the radiator and it sure looks like you might be able drop it out the bottom as opposed to removing the front sheet metal as the repair manuel suggests. What is the easiest way to R&R it. Please give details.. thanks.. Beck
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B11
the dealer says the only common part for replacement is the pump itself, it seems that if the pump was the cause it would set codes for both banks. both secondary air valves work smooth with no carbon build up. possible carbon built up in heads or manifolds bu... Trouble codes: P0492
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on, low on power
HEEELLLPPP!!! This vehicle has kicked me. Vehicle came in w/ customers complaint of CEL & low on power when accelerating. Once @ highway speeds power is ok. Customer went to dealer & after $1000 they replaced timiing belt & water pump. Check engine light & low... Trouble codes: 17964 (P1556-charge pressure regulation control limit not reached)

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D9X
Customer refused any more diag on this vehicle. Most suggested broken vac line,vac leak,MAF. Maf was new and we found no vac leaks except the turbo ck valve and hose going to it, but that was replaced and code still returned. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1557 (Charge pressure positive dev), P1136 (Lean).
2000 Audi A6 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL4BXYN
well thanks for all the responses. I have to admit I was impressed by how many repsonses I got so quickly. Unfortunatly the customer scheduled to bring it back twice but no-showed both times.At least I know now what to look for. Like I said in the query I have... Trouble codes: 17536 (fuel trim lean bank one), 17538 (fuel trim lean bank two).
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L Transmission VIN: WBAGH8343Y
We performed an old fashioned trans service on the 440 ZF box in this BMW. While the pan was down we removed the 8 solenoids and cleaned them. We installed an aftermarket filter as the local dealer does even stock it. I was quoted $32 a quart for the fluid so ...
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G6KS52Y4V
the vehicle is not fixed yet. emails helped give some direction, but nothing changed dramatically. I changed the tps sensor to get throttle angle back to 0 instead of -2.7 degrees. Adjusted minimum air flow to 450 rpm. car still stalls and then restarts right ... Trouble codes: 1599 (engine stall or near stall).
1997 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KS52Y1V
the orfice did go in the evaporator suction side.someone had looked at this vehicle before and must have removed it thus my confusion on where it should go.thanks for all the help
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
Thank you for the advice. I replaced the ignition switch and vehicle seems to be cured. I could not see any physical damage to the wiring or get this truck to act up for me but it has been gone for a week and no complaints from my customer. Thanks again
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF55K8Y
Customer did not want to sink any more money into this. Who blames hime, I wouldnt sink a nickel into an impala. I got a lot of replies saying it was a security problem and it probably was, but customer was too cheap. Jumped the starter when the customer cam a... Trouble codes: P1825 (Mode switch).
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Stall VIN: 2C3L56TXRH
Thanks for all the replies. Several for iac problem which was good and several for the crank sensor. Tony from Maine wins with the use of a lab scope to ck for a hashy signal from the crank signal. New sensor did the trick. Way to go Tony!!! Thanks!
1999 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L engine VIN: 1C4GT64L8W
thanks for all the good information. the problem was the a/c compressor it is locking up at start up and causing the belt to glaze
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 2C8GP64L43
Well, like the majority said, cleaning carbon seemed to be the main problem. I used the MV4 motorvac cleaner and really cleaned the throttle body. I also used a soft baby bottle brush and this took care of it. I actually got out a HUGE chunk of carbon. Thank...
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L acc. drive belt VIN: 1B4GH54L4X
thanks to all who replied. we went with factory idler and tensioner and drove about 170 miles. customer left with the vehicle 2 days ago and so far all is well. knock [...]. this is my 1st help request and i am most impressed. thanks again...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7KB31Z4X
Customer decided to wait and see if problem gets worse. I appreciate the 3 replies that I did get, but I still don't know anymore than I did. If anyone has any other thoughts, please let me know. Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP purge solenoid control circuit), P0505 (IAC motor circuit).
1991 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Misfire, Misfire under accel VIN: 1FMDA31U5M
All of the suggestions received were excellent. The wide range of the suggestions indicated that a lot of small things could go undetected and cause the rough running problem. The fix was to correct several small problems. The engine vacuumn was low right, a...
1993 Ford Escort 1.9L neutral condition VIN: 1FALP5P256
Thanks for all valiuable information. After close inspection it turned out to be a hair line crack in the servo piston and the band would loose pressure. This one was a hair puller but it is back on the road with all of your great information.
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Rev limiter in drive VIN: 1FALP53S7V
Joseph, you were on the money! Thanks for that. I was leaning towards the Trans Range Sensor. Funny how the workshop diagnostic flow charts don't give the limited revs in gear as a main guide to the fault cause. Anyway, Replaced Sensor on top of auto and now...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F9X
Thanks everyone for all of your input.Here's what we did.Called local ford dealer explained the oil drain back issue and using the customers invoice ford sent me a high pressure oil pump under warranty.This seemed to fix the oil drain back problem.Now truch wi... Trouble codes: P0475, P0605.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71W44
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. It was indeed a fuel delivery problem. The stainer on the bottom of the sending unit was clogged and the bottom of the tank was covered with dirt. I replaced the fuel module,fuel filter and flushed the tank and now the ...
1997 GMC Savana 3500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GDGG31WXV
Hi again, Well apparently I should become a Wal-Mart door greeter because I have know clue what I'm doing on cars, hehe. It turned out to be 5 dead fuel injectors; they all had the same resistance as the new ones and I still never had any waveform from the P...
2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1GKDT13S84
customer decided to put up with it. but with the replies i got i'm sure it was a bad cluster. these things have been electrical nightmares. thanks gm and thanks to all who replied.
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1HGCB7659M
Well, I do have to say that this one kicked my ass and I gave in. I ended up pulling the trans out again, pulled it apart again, could not find anything wrong, put it together and back in the car, and it still did not work. One call to a local salvage yard net...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L hard start VIN: 1J4GW48S21
Thanks for all of the help. I believe that this vehicle needs a fuel pump module but the customer has decided to drive it with the hard start condition. Wish that he would let me replace it to know for sure but his decision. Thanks again for all of the advice.
1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L door locks VIN: SALHC1347S
Thanks to everyone for the good info. This vehicle has a locking control module (locks do not go through the BCM)...located behind the glove box connected to a relay box. There is a picture in AllData for this (Z113) unit found with the power window control un...
1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Crankshaft Dampner Bolt VIN: JT8JZ3101P
Thanks to all that replied. We used the Chain wrench to hold the crank and 2 ohter guys on a long bar and it broke loose. Thanks again.
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8VK13TYP
Thanks for all the help. On this car we had the head gaskets swaped from head to head. When you do this the lower hose stays cold beacause ther is no flow through the water jackets because the ports are coverd up.
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8VZ30C5S
upon inspection of the circuit wiring to the cooling fan solenoid, i found the vehicle had been in an accident. there was a harness behind the coil on the left side pinching the wires to the connector. pulled apart replaced the wire, and re-routed the wires. a...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMITA2219W
Well, it is fixed. The o2 sensor was intermittently opening internally, but not long enough for the computer to set a code for the o2. Computer thought o2 was just reading lean and started adding fuel. Loaded up bank 2 causing a misfire. It would last about 10... Trouble codes: P0300, P0325.
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
first, thank you for help. what this turned out to be was, a bad wire, almost severed, at the wiring harness, on the passenges side near the fire wall. the wiring harness splits there. when we crank the engine we would loses power at the coil, when we were not...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Brake Pads/Rotors VIN: JN8AR05S1T
Finally got vehicle back to shop and swapped in new shields and probel gone! Thanks guys, this is one of those ones that would have u chasing your tail for days. You know, I heard from one of the tool guys that our shop was the only one in town (out of 30 shop...
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DG01D11
thanks to all esp kelly from california.it went just as he described ty.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: JN1DA31DX2
Thanks for the help guys, it was the blower resistor module
1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L fans VIN: 2P4FP25B3W
Thanks for replies fix was battery acid had got to wiring harness about eight inches behind ac relay repaired wires and replaced relay simple rite thanks for putting me in the right direction
1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55B3T
Thanks very much to all that replied. Special thank yous to Vernon, Mark, Anders, Justin, Dave, (from Quebec, COOL) and Chris from Oregon, Justin was direct and Dave very direct, which I truly like. They both recommended replacing the distributor and you're do... Trouble codes: P0341.
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4S38E68691
A/C cutout is normal at high throttle angles but this subaru seemed to cut out excessively. I evacuated the ac system an found the amount of freon to be low (5 oz.). Recharged the ac with the proper amount of freon the system performance improved greatly. Also...
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L hard start hot VIN: JT2MX62W0D
All the way from 'Down Under' and local, the help was incredible. The problem came down to fuel presure, not amount but how fast it got there. Because of the temperatures here the cold start valve didn't come into play because we knew the car wasn't flooding. ...
1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L mil VIN: JT3AC11R7N
Thank you for all the replied, almost all of the reply saying broken wires near the connector espeacially the brown and yellow wires. But this time is both of the blue wires are broken inside. If anyone run accrossed this problem again i rec. to pull all four ...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1VK12E2P
All results are leading to the same thing. Internal engine problem w/very costly repairs. Customer has agreed to let the car go and put money into something newer. Coincidentally, I found another older V6 in a 4-Runner that acts the same way- Again high mile...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
Customer did not want to go any further with repairs. They did not want to check timing belt. Traded car for new. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor).
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, starts hard/dies VIN: 1NXBAO2E1V
Timing belt jumped two teeth. Replaced belt & tensioner pulley. Runs fine . Thanks for all replies. Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor A circuit range/performance).
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Electronic VIN: 1WVAE0705S
I went throught the wiring diagrams and pinpoints test the best that I could. I am guessing the fan relay behind the headlight is possibly the problem, but I had too many questions about the test and wiring to condemn it, and i did not have another relay to tr...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L OBD no communication VIN: WVWGG83A6T
Finally a fix!!! Turns out it's not the cars computer but the DEQ's data base. The 1996 diesel Passat did not have OBDII compliance till 1997. It does have 'OBD Deisel' which has a standard DLC but only has one K line that will ONLY communicate with VAG-COM (R...
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