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1997 Audi A6 2.8L cooling fan VIN: WUAJC84AOV
vechile overheats when reaching 240 degrees fan does not engage at temp. when a/c on both fans operate ok,but when no a/c on-cooling fan inop and vechile overheats @ 240 degrees cannot find flow chart for this vechile to diag primary fan operation.
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E31
van has p0172-rich code set and is stumbling at cruising speeds intermitenly. have went through all tests in flow chart and are finding no problems. any help would be great i have hit a wall Trouble codes: P0172
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out
Hello techs, I have a customer with an intermitent problem. At hi-way speeds the car loses power as if the throttle broke. The car coasts down to idle but dosn't stall. Pushing in the accelerator has no effect. Shut the car off and wait 30 mins, restart and it...
1997 Dodge B2500 3.9L backfires through tb VIN: 2B6H221X1V
have not been able to recreate symptoms, cust. came here from another shop on my first drive with the van it lost power and started poping through tbi. i hooked pressure guage and pressure was good, have been driving vehicle for 2 days with my f/p guage hooked...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Unknown VIN: 1B4HS28Z0X
Hey guys, Hopefully someone can give us some information on this problem with this Durango. What the vehicle does is when you go into passing gear the truck will downshift but then will not upshift unless you slightly let off throttle. If you don't feather the...
2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Alternator VIN: 4B3AG42G21
Vehicle Still Does Not Charge After Replacing The Alternator. All Fuses Check Good, I'm @ A Loss, Any Ideas ?
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L maintenance indicator VIN: WD2YD64213
Greetings, I need to find out how to reset the maintenance reminder system (active service system the assyst)on the Dodge Sprinters. I have looked in Alldata and Mitchell and found no info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fan relay module VIN: 1FACPS2U7N
Hi ya'll this is my first post so please bear with me. I looked for a related problem and could not find one. This vehicle is in new condition so the mileage is probably correct but we all know age is a factor also. Customer came in last week complaining about...
1994 Ford 128000 2.0L Starting VIN: SCORPE1994
Hi, I got a 1994 Ford scorpio. After left front door been repaired the car could not start anymore. I heard there was an anti-theft system diabling the starting function. Is there anyone know how to disalarm the system? Tnanks for any advices.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F8S
Hi there, This truck came in with a no start when hot and no power. With the help on everyone here we found high psi oil pump bad and replaced o-rings. Problem fixed. Now customer came back and truck will start and idle for a few seconds and then die and has ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FBSS31L1W
Removed right hand exhaust manifold. Two boken studs at #4 cyclinder. Top bolt came out easy. Bottom bolt however... My helper drilled through it with a 3/16th bit. Coolant is coming out. My question is did he ruin the cyclinder head? I could use a little inpu...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6533W
Car was towed in Lady said she heard a noise like glass break ! Scaned and had no rpm no spark Replaced crank sensor old inners were gone! maybe her noise. No start still. Have fuel injtor pulse , spark, compression,fuel pressue, After many hours pulled inject...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vents VIN: 1FAFP6633W
55 degree air out of right vent, 70 degree air out of center vents and 90 degree air out of left vent. Pressures look good. Should be getting 50 degree out all vents ?
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L3X
switched out #1 coil to #4 coil checked computer then siad number 1 miss fire so bought new coil put on place of #1 and ran great for a couple of weeks then bang run the same as last month checked computer and #4 missfire agian Trouble codes: P0304, P0402, P1000
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAKP1134Y
refer to related repair history Trouble codes: P1506
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 switching circuit VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Vehicle was towed in on wednesday August 2, 2006 with a transmission not shifting complaint. After a short check, it was determined that the transfer case was stuck between 4x4 and 4x2 modes. In addition the lights on the dash do not operate when the switch is...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Engine VIN: 2HGEJ1151P
I've gotten conflicting information as to whether a 1993 Honda Civic LX with the 1500 cc Vortec variable timing engine is an interference engine or not. My son goes to university two thousand miles from me, and is looking at this car to buy. As his funds are l...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L low fuel volume VIN: EM21902L04
We are doing maintenance on this car, ie: tune-up, oil change, air and fuel filter. We cant seem to locate the fuel filter. We have followed all lines(as best as could) and find no filter. We called the 3 parts houses and they show the same filter as we bought...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 3HGCM56398
Hello all Honda tech. i got one coming back in for diag. and like to get some insight, problem is car will not shift out of park when car is running. But with key on engine off you can shift it in and out of park all day long, but if you start the car it won't...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F2X
Unable to communicate with Snap-on MT2500 scanner or a Vetronix scanner to get any code out. I foound the ecm has been replaced with a used one--verified has proper # on it for this vehicle. Also found the fuel pump relay has been by passed as will not energiz...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNFM92V6W
we have a mark viii that we can't seem to get any diag codes from the air ride controller. it has a new compressor and front bags, however one day it's ride hight is ok the next the front is all the way up or all the way down. the rear seems to be ok. we think...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
The customer complains cooling fan continues to run after the car shut off more than it used too. We also found that it runs and changes speed suddenly with out a change of temp. We think that there is an issue with the fan control module acting up varying vol...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Readiness monitor VIN: WDBJF55F5V
Vehicle came to our shop with MIL on and lack in power,Checked codes found only P0170 Misfire,went through basic checks and found MAF reading low(lean),Replaced MAF reset Codes,Vehicle perform good ,no Codes and all sensors are in good working order(O2 both/CT... Trouble codes: P0170 (Misfire), P0170 (Misfire)
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L abs module VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
we have a 1998 mercedes benz ml320 with a code of c1319. i have replaced abs module and the code still keeps coming back. can anyone please help me? brian aime's auto repair fall river, ma
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Man, can I use some help on this one. I'll start off with a little background. This is a highly customized 00 Maxima that came in to be check for a misfire. When I say customized I'm mostly referring to cosmetics, dvd, etc. The only performance upgrade I can s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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)
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L when running for less than 1 minute high temp ligh VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
The one big problem I am having is that there is a thirteen position auxiliary relay panel under the dash to the left. And the information I have shows a coolant fan control (FC) relay in the thirteen position. But on this car it is empty. So I don't know whic...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
This VW will not engage A/C compressor, unless RPM's are above 2200. Cruise control is also inoperative, may or may not be related. Have recharged system. A/C power comes from Cooling fan control module. Fans engage with A/C switch.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
Hey Gang, This "People's Car" is alienating me from the "FahrVergnuegen" crowd...this and many other VWs are helping me understand why people are buying Hondas and such. Look at the repair history and you will notice that I enjoyed more than a year's worth o... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC at threshhold)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1989 Buick Regal Custom 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G4WB14W4K
Sorry I took So long, This was fixed by installing injectors.Almost everyone Replied with Same response.Some said ecm problem Which it could have been That was my thought,But A resistance check On injectors showed two At 12.5 ohms And the rest At 10 to 8 ohm...
1989 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L a/c VIN: 2G4WD11T5K
found that the compressor was blowing the fuse, also low pressure switch no good and a/c fan switch faulty. thanx everyone.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L blower VIN: 1GBHK39205
Fix: Took suggestions from all and purchased new updated wiring harness end and blower relay assy. It currently works fine as did the first repair so time will tell if this is a factory fix that works. I really would like to know what GM did to that module to ...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23XOT
putting it into drive was the key. transmission torque converter was bad,locking up the engine
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Backfire VIN: 3B7HF13Z9X
The solution to this problem turned out to be a problem with the work performed at the shop previous to the vehicle arriving at our door. Someone had replaced the secondary ignition parts (as noted in the post description) in an attempt to repair the driveabil...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30F1S
Hi Folks, As most of you suggested, I checked the connector at the valve cover gasket and the rest of that harness. I replaced the valve cover gasket and tightened the multi-conductor plug contacts under the hood. Still had symptom. Pulled the IDM and sure eno... Trouble codes: P1271 (Injector circuit open cyl 1), P1273 (Injector circuit open cyl 3), P1275 (Injector circuit open cyl 5), P1277 (Injector circuit open cyl 7), P1293 (Open ground to right bank injectors).
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Alternator VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
Thank you, to all who replied. I ended up taking this car to the dealer. They told me that the computer had to be reprogramed. After they reprogramed, I picked up the car and check the charging and sure enough it was 14.2V, it was almost 15.0V before!. Whateve...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U91
Many thanks to the 13 members who took time to throw a lifeline to a struggler.Mike [...] , thanks for your help. The fix was a PCM , when the burned wire wa...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L ABS light on VIN: 2FMZA52401
Thank You for your help Rick, Scott, Steven, Thomas, Anthony. I replace the control module and that fixed the problem. Anthony there wasn't a reline done on the van, after I fixed the module a rear brake job was done. The relay is in the module. Thank You all ...
1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Blower Motors VIN: SAJHL1646J
Thank you all very much for all the help This started as a simple retro fit with a new compressor and drier and retro fit kit re chargeed and found no fans working checked the fixes on iatn and found problems with micro switch removed controller and checked sw...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ac VIN: 1J4CZ58S9S
Thanks to all who replied. Information was very useful. I still did not find a leak. We replaced all parts with oem parts. Customer took vehicle and has not been back since.
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM62W9S
[...] Techs Well with your help I got this one fixed. Found valve spring broken, heres the killer- it was on number 2 cylinder, the miss was on #1 and #6? What the hell? Took valve cover off pass. side and checked number 1 valve springs and they looked go...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L alternator VIN: 1G2HX52L1R
Well, as many of you guessed, it was the voltage drop and cheap alternators that caused my woes. Both are fixed and the car is running like a champ. Thanks to the 20 people who answered. This is a great place to bounce around ideas. Mark
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L inlet neck VIN: 1G2NE52T2V
Well,it sounds like I should have bought an oem part instead of aftermarket. The cust. decided enough nickle and dimeing and is going to dump the car. Thanks to all that replied.
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L gear select switch VIN: YS3DF78N6W
thanks to all who responded the plastic housing under the boot was cracked allowing the cable to buckle not have enough push to get the trans in park
2000 Saturn LS2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1G85W52R8Y
Although none of the responses to our problem were the answer, we greatly appreciate the concern of all who did reply. Turns out that the alternator was the additional noise that was overlooked or not detected initialy. But the main problem of drivability was ... Trouble codes: P0343 (Cam sensor circuit voltage high).
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