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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Don't know VIN: WAUHE0444J
Hi iatn Fellas, This one is for all of the Audi Techs. I normally do not work on Europeon vehicles so I need some help. I have replaced the clutch, slave, and clutch master cylinder. It shifts fine and idles good but it doesn't have any power when I shift from...
1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Hard rshift into gea VIN: WAUBG34D5W
Audi Techs, Thanks in advance for any and all help and sorry for the length of this post. This car 1st came in about a month ago for odor from AC vents & water sloshing noise from inside vehicle and an intermittent no crank condition. The AC odor & water slo...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L windows & Locks VIN: DM17898GJ8
Hello, This BMW is becoming a problem. I have scaned it for codes with no luck using Snapon and BMW software. The problem is the doors will not lock and or the windows will not open intermitantly. I have removed the drivers door pillar conecter and checked for...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L trunk\liftgate pulldown VIN: 1G4CW53L8N
alright thanks in advance to all the gm gurus this park avenue has a trunk relese that works, but does not pull down when lid is closed.i cant find anything in alldata that gives any trouble shooting test. so any information about how this system works would b...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L neutrals at stop VIN: 2G4WS52M5X
hello all, first i want to thank all for any help i get here and the help in the past. this is my sister in laws car. it has been very well maintained and is in very good shape. according to her the problem started out of the blue came on fast. i drove the ca...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6KD52B2R
car failed emission check (see emission readings). car runs normal, no engine codes, converter passes all tests. Fuel presuure is within specs. adn no leaks found in the fuel regulator. The o2 sensors respond to full rich or lean conditions. the egr valve is w...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L magna steer VIN: 1GBKY5498X
STEERING SERVICE LIGHT PROBLEM: I cleaned and flushed power steering fluid light came back replaced rack and pinion service light comes back replaced ABS computer still get a P1241 magna steer malfunction according to data screen. checked electricity continui...
1992 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1LV134ON
Just Shut Off one day driving down the road,need help ,No crank signal on hand held Matco scanner, no codes found, thought at first it was a fuel pump , because it just died and then restarted up but ran only for a few seconds and died again and has started up...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29FOP
I have this chevy diesel pickup that came in with hard starting and ran rough. Figured it was a fuel filter. Replace fuel filter, started and died, filled fuel bowel up. It would start and run until fuel was gone from bowel. Tried to bleed system - was getting...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L temperature gauge VIN: 1GNFK165K5
The customer complains that the temp gauge is reading towards the low side of the gauge. He said that it used to read approximately half way on the gauge (about 210) but now it reads about 1/4 inch below that even when the engine reachs normal operating temp. ...
1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L ABS Module VIN: 1G1YY22G5V
2 Codes in PCM return immediately, ABS code is for "temporarily inhibit ABS" basically it doesn't let a relay ground to power up the ABS module. If I manually ground this relay, it powers up and seems OK, haven't driven with relay grounded to see if it acts up...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L bogs on hard acceler VIN: 1GNDX03E8W
I know I'm overlooking something. When floored engine revs to about 2800 to 3600 rpm then bogs, spits,sputters,can't go faster. Seems worse when cold or warm. Seems like over-active rev limiter. Iatn data base says trans sends gear selection to pcm and rev lim...
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)
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L shift patterns VIN: 1GCEK19TX1
Been fighting this one- had this chevy come in several weeks ago with strange shift patterns at times and a code for 4wd ckt problem. Went into freeze frame and failure occured at 59 MPH so we changed switch and all was well with truck. This morning truck come...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L tailights/fuse box VIN: 1GCC519551
Has anybody encountered fuse box issues on thi trus truck,..started with turn signal issues,..replaced multi-function switch,.for erratic signals,..was fin for a while,.then the siganl stat went erratic,..replaced it,..fine for a while then no tail lights,..wa...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNEL19X42
Hey guys and gals, I have a headache Astro in my shop right now and was looking for some input. I am not sure if I have two seperate issues here or one gigantic intermitant problem. I appoligize in advance for the lengthly post but I beleive all of the info is... Trouble codes: P0335, U1300, P0706
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...
1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L steering vibration
I am trying to help out a friend of mine who has been in the auto repair industry as and independent for many years. The problem happens between 35-45mph. The vibration goes away after 45mph. The vibration feels just a like a ply separation in a tire where the...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L axles? VIN: 1B4GP44L0Y
Shudder is felt when pulling from a stop ,reverse, uphill.Condition can be felt on level surface when loaded up with brakes on ,as soon as vehicle starts to move.I have inspected in transmission pan some clutsh material on magnet. replace both axles twice. str...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B87G2AN8Y
this truck came in with two injectors not working replaced #2 and #7 injectors truck ran fine for about 5 days and came back for the #7 injector showing bad replaced and ran good for a couple of day and now its bad with #2 and#7 injectors bad again any help wo... Trouble codes: P0202, P0207
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 2B6HB11YOY
This van will sputter, backfire in the intake, loose all power,short term fuel goes to -50%. Then it come out of itand runs fine. Shut it off for 10 min Then after driving a min or two it will sputter again. Has anyone seen this,or have any ideas? thank you fo...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L not sure VIN: 1B7KF2366Y
Customers original complaint was that it would not go into first or reverse when warm. Clutch should have not been worn out at 100,000 miles but if he does not know how to drive a manual it could be. We decided to replace the clutch. It was ready to be changed...
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FMEU15N2P
We are on our 4th heater core all aluminum cores. Each time the cooling system was flushed with Prestone HD flush chemical and we are using virgin coolant and using the additive called “Kool It" we have .02 to .08 volt’s in the cooling system but on cranking w...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6538S
codes 335 and 336 come and go one at a time on different test drives checked to see if egr was working proper ok not carboned up replaced dpfe sensor and tubes they were very corrided voltage was .04 now at1.06 at idle on test drive acts like coming out of gea... Trouble codes: 335 (dpfe high), 336 (dpfe high pressure)
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L speedometer VIN: 1FTJS34H1T
vehicle came in for a trans problem & speedo inop. dropped trans pan & valve body bolts were in bottom of pan. replaced transmission with a ford rebuild& used instrument cluster. trans ok now but speedo still fluctuates from 0 to 35 mph. replaced rear wheel sp...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L fuel guage, battery VIN: 1FALP5226T
hey ford guys, I have this taurus FFV(flex fuel). It come in with multiple problems. I am not sure if they are related at all. First the gas guage doesn't work all the time. I have got the guage to start teading if i tap on the FFV module behind radio. They sa...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPX12565
I purchased this truck new and drove it to west coast and back in April of 2005. Vehicle/engine ran smooth and mileage was as expected. Had a few problems with engine after returning but were taken care of under warranty. In the last 3-4K engine has started to...
1998 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Stall VIN: 1GDKC34F0W
I looked on alldata for tsb's none for this specific problem,road tested for an hour watching scan data with a tech 2,truck did not stall.Customer claims some days it will not stall,other days 4-5 times.Stalls at a stop,cruising at highway speed,engine warm or... Trouble codes: P0238, P1216 (Fuel sol res time too short/This code is not currentFail since clear)
1999 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L a/c VIN: 2GTEC19RXT
the problem is no cooling and the high side is 450-500 and the low side is 70-100 i checked both lines high side is hot and low side is cool
2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SLT 7.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHK33J7Y
truck came in with hard to start complaint.i also noted a lower intake gaskets leaking, advised customer. he will fix later.i had to crank engine for several seconds before it would hit-up and run. the engine would shake and chuggle for just a second or two li...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD5665T
Vehicle came in for a hesitation and runs rough. Check engine light been on for 2yrs. original code rear o2 sensor dont remember the number of it. Vehicle in need of tune-up. Replace spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter and clean throttle body. Decided to clea... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition)
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L ign lock & key VIN: JHLRD1842V
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD78893
This vehicle came in about a month ago with the a/c compressor making noise. We replaced the compressor, condenser (the drier is part of the condenser) and expansion valve. It was working fine for two weeks then came in blowing warm. Found pressure was low. Re...
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Surge VIN: HMHWF35V5X
Hello everyone, I have this hyundai that has a lean surge at cruising speeds. Checked fuel supply and volume, both are ok. Checked ignition system and found no concerns. Smoked and found no vacuum leaks. Intake boot is ok. O2 sensors test ok and have been rep...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No OBD Communication VIN: KMHJW35F5Y
This car has failed an OBD Emissions test due to an inability to communicate through the OBD connector. My Solus will not communicate either. I have checked all of the related wiring between the connector and the PCM. There are no faults. There is both ground ...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L no spark/no inj. pulse VIN: SAJKY1548K
First off, I dont do driveability on Jags,MBs,or BMWs.This car came in for brake pedal drop to floor. Customer had to jump car to get it here as battery was dead. Once here pulled it inside and diagnosed brakes as master cylinder. Battery too weak to restart, ...
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...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J4FA49S4P
This vehicle is wierd will pull right or left no rhyme or reason,sometimes right sometimes left . have replaced above steering parts, brake parts pulls braking only. cant seem to find any worn out parts also this jeep does have a lift kit but the customer says...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Coolant VIN: 5LMPU28A0X
Have this 99 Lincoln With 5.4L. Coolant is a rust color. Many of the newer Fords are coming in with this rusty color coolant. I know it was Orange originally. This lincoln has a rusted out coolant pipe behind the water pump causing a leak. Coolant system looks...
2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
customer brought in for check engine light on, runs fine. has code p0401 egr insufficient flow detected. i checked vacume lines to the egr booster solonoid and sensor, i pulled the egr valve, not clogged at all, perfect. checked operation of solonoid with powe... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected)
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
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
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
Vehicle dies when on decel (comming to a stop or slowing down to 5mph). Only happens intermittently (once every 10-15 stops). Restarts easily & runs fine. Checked grounds (ok), MAF is right on at idle but only achieves 3.5 volts on snap throttle, fuel pressure...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ABS Electronic VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Hi All, I have a Maxima that won't communicate with my scan tool. I am able to read the data of all the other computers, just not the ABS. I have tried manually extracting codes by grounding the terminal at the DLC and the light didn't flash. I checked powers...
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51A92
after getting back from nissan and test driving to verify repair car died going down the road but restarted with a ses light. got back to shop and found p0340 (cam sensor problem) cleared codes and let sit in shop running. once in awhile it will just die on it... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem bank 1)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.4L security VIN: 1G3NK12T91
Hello and thanx for your time. This car has been to dealership at least 3 times for intermittent security lockup. The module must be reset to start it by leaving key on with charger on it for 1/2 hour. It may only screw up once in 3 weeks, but happens at inopo...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 3.3L Belt VIN: 1P4GP44G9X
Thanks in advance for all your help. I have this plymouth van that keeps loosing its belt when it rains. I have replaced tensioner twice and belt twice,also found TSB for bracket for tensioner. Replaced bracket van still has problem. All pulleys are in line i ...
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52L0R
this car was brought from another shop and has been a complete nightmare. i am losing the injector pulse Intermittently. sometime it will act up many times in a row and like the condition that i have now is that i has not acted up in couple of days. but i know... Trouble codes: P0341
1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L No Power VIN: 1G2NE55D4S
Owner said they have replaced a lot of sensors and new fuel pump computer e.t.c.Engine vacuum was low so I checked cam timing and it was off one tooth.Installed new chain and tensioner and it increased vacuum from 13 to 15 in but still has no power.Computer sy...
1995 Saturn SL1 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5283S
1st time ive seen this car. looks like somebody replaced engine with newer model year one. went through flow chart for code 43. led me to replace knock sensor. sensor for 93- 95 is different than the one in car (wire connetcor). got one for 96 & newer & it is ... Trouble codes: 43 (esc module or sensor circuit problem- reoccurs), 44 (lean exhaust- did not return), 74 (info flag-coolant temp/ transaxle temp- did not return), 52 (info flag- battery volys out of range- needed alternator- repaired), 27 (quad driver module fault- did not return)
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L engine light VIN: 1G8ZG5283T
Customer came in complaining of engine light , hooked up modis giving codes p0341 for cam sensor. No Cam sensor is located on this engine. This model dose not have a cam sensor. Ran into this one other time with the same model car but customer did not want us ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L wheel bearing VIN: JF1GD29622
Any ideas greatly appreciated this car driving us nuts. Put new rear brake pads and rotors on car on test drive heard bearing type noise from right rear took apart and rechecked the brakes no problem found. Replace right rear wheel bearing test drive noise gon...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L valves VIN: 1NXBR12E81
Customer stated that car was running fine when it died as she came to stop. Came into shop and wouldn't start. We checked all the usual suspects [fuelpressure-spark-sensors-exhaust-valve timing etc.] and could find no problems. When we sprayed starting fluid i...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L p0500 vss VIN: JTDBE32K02
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. The customer stated that he was driving the vehicle and it started revving and then the MIL light came on. I pulled codes and found a code P0500 stored in the PCM for vehicle speed sensor A. I look...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L rf caliper VIN: 1NXBR32E53
hello all i'm posting this for another tech. the car came in with the front brakes worn out. replaced pads and rotors, came back 2 days later with the rf brake caliper smoking. replaced front calipers with reybestos remans. came back rf smoking, tried bleeding...
2005 Toyota highlander 3.3L turn signals VIN: JTEGD21A75
I'm wondering if anyone can help me. Customer requested installation of device to make turn signals louder. We installed "headlights left on warning buzzers" to right and left circuits. Customer happy with work, except it turns out that although he is hard of ...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H2V
VW techs? Tell me how this works, Mitchel is of little help to me on this p1613 Code? Question: is this a programable used ECM that could have been used on an Automatic Transmission Car? Check this out, Came in on a hook after Lightning strike on a tree near t... Trouble codes: P1613
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
This Volkswagen has NO Spark, No Pulse width and NO Fuel Pump Running. All Fuses Checked with Test Light. If you Jump the Fuel Pump relay the Fuel Pump Runs. The wire also off the fuel Pump relay ( red/blue) feeds the Injectors and other Misc Components comes ... Trouble codes: 16824, 00750 (Warning lamp Inop)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3VWDC21V81
Good afternnon fellow techs having a problem with this VW that came from an auto body shop with an air bag problem and of course a salvage car we don't do much with German cars but this was I thought was pretty straight forward. Well what happened was came in ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSB69MI2
Thank god for volkswagen This car was towed in customer bought it on ebay he said it ran when brought in on trailer when they backed it off trailer would not start.I understand he bought another jetta 2002 and used parts to put in this jetta.Anyway he has the ...

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1991 Acura NSX 3.0L valve train VIN: JH4NA1152M
thanks to all those who replied, lots of good ideas. i spoke with the customer the other day, he does not know who the re-builder was or what weight of oil that was used, he is happy to do an oil change and see how it goes. i am pretty sure that this engine wi...
1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8L timing belt VIN: JH4DC4353V
Thanks for all the replies, I removed the cams and pressurized the cylinders, bent valves in two cylinder, replaced the valves and timing belt, all is well with this Acura again, guess the customer will believe me when I tel him he is over due for timing belt ...
1988 Chevrolet R10 Suburban Scottsdale 6.2L unsure VIN: 1GKER16C8J
Thanks to all that replied.I tried spraying condenser with water,no help.I blocked off heater hoses to front heater core,no help.This is an r-12 system,With comp. and accumulator replacement I added 6oz.oil,system holds 11oz. so i dont think it has too much oi...
1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G1LV11W0J
Well we got it fixed. Turns out the cat was broke and would restrict exhaust flow sometimes. Every time the broken pieces would turn sideways the car would run bad. With the car running bad on and off and the PID's looking crazy we were chasing our tail. I gue...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1G1FP2189K
thanks to everyone for there suggestions, I had pretty much done all of it already, even went as far as changeing ign switch, thought I might of had it with the vats security system changed key (had a worn resistor) and tumbler. but had no effect all wireing w...
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L Timing Belt VIN: 1G1WX12XOS
Car is running fine.Talk to owner the other week timing belt is now starting to get quieter.The only way to check the cams to see if they have slipped is to take apart the upper intake and valve covers.The motor will run good 180 degrees out.The only thing I n...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L slave cylinder &clutch master cylinder VIN: 2GCEC19K1S
first,let me say that i am very impressed,satified,& very happy to be a member of this great network of profesionals( automotive technicians),i recieved 36 replies in total.i want to thank each & every one of you for great help & information.we learned a lot o...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31RXY
thanks to everyone who replied. all your input was checked over again by another tech that had a fresh look at the van. we repaired the van. we found the green/white signal wire at the iac motor broken inside the connector. when it was checked unplugged for ci... Trouble codes: 1509B (no response from iac/idle too high).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK23172
vehicle had clogged fuel filter.forgot basics. replaced fuel filter. clear codes. ran specfic dtc test. ran and passed. special thanks to the 3 that replied. iatn is a great tool. Trouble codes: P1093 (fuel pressure problem).
2004 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L ABS Module VIN: 1G1ND52F24
Thanks to the few that did reply- however none of your ideas solved the problem we had- abs sensors/wheel bearings (oem) and abs module (oem) and testing with lab scope did not work- Vehicle belongs to Navy Recruiting office re US Govt. Vehicle given back for ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Starter VIN: 2C3HD46R6X
Thanks for all of your responses... shavings in transmission shorted neutral starting switch which inturn shorted main computer...neutral swith and computer replaced to correct problem
2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Valve Train Noise VIN: KLATA52681
Thanks to everyone that responded on this Daewoo problem...I forgot to close this help request because I am waiting on the lifter set (2 weeks!!). I changed the oil in this car, warmed it up, and removed the valve cover while hot (engine ticking). I was then a...
1997 Dodge Avenger 2.5L power steering pump VIN: 4B3AUS2N8V
Thanks for the input To my amazement it was my fill procedure.When I filled tank to max then started engine fluid would go down below the suction line and pick up air. Fix was with fluid settled, fill to top then start engine,work side to side and remove fluid...
1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F5V
After banging my head for a few hours, with help from Patrick found that the green/orange does control numerous actuators, so I disconnected the the most likely ( Injectors, 02's & coil ) low and behold when I plugged the coil in the fuse blew, confirming many...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L 2 monitors not set VIN: 2B4GP74L51
The monitors are set & all is well! The info from iatn memebers helped get this vehicle finished. Initially, via smoke test and tsb, we replaced leak detection pump & fuel cap. The reason the evap monitor would not set is that we had a addiontional evap leak! ...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.9L body VIN: ID7HU18ZX2
hello thanks for all the tips. it turned out to be 2 bad body mounts. the middle ones. first i greased them noise was gone. then came back in a couple of days. so i replaced them its been a week so far so good.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low power,low boost VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
Well, back to basics. Called other shop today. Said the had put turbo back on and replaced all rubber couplers at tubes. Whistling was gone but still low power. Had them bring over to shop so I could lay eyes on truck while running. Fuel pressure gauge was hoo... Trouble codes: P0476.
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P91
This car needed a PCV valve. I could not get a PCV valve for this car the same day so I just used a different one to test it. With a different PCV valve plugged in the car did not set the KOER P1101 MAF out of range code. I ordered the correct PCV from Ford an...
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP48Y23
Boy do I feel Dum, most replies were leaning towards a iac problem. This is a simple system and it did not sense of what was happening untill I looked down in frustration and noticed the return spring had NO tension when throttle was closed. So a new strong th... Trouble codes: 1507 (IAC overspeed error).
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FTYR10D14
i gave the alt a extra ground and vehicle began to charge. then i found a tsb on a ground at the pass. side from the cab to the chass. that could a no charge. so i cleaned the ends. vehicle belongs to a parts store so i get to see it 2-3 times a day. i check i...
2003 GMC C7500 6.6L Nothing VIN: 1GDM7D1C53
Fred from New Jersey Help me on this,He was right on the Money as the procedure,Light is off,I'm ready for another one to shut off. Thanks Fred
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Idle VIN: 2HKRL18591
Thanks to everyone who took the time to help me with this one! Gary from Florida was spot-on with his suggestion that the power steering wire connection at the rear of the engine might be broken and affecting idle...it was...repaired this and engine just barel...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L od pressure switch VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
John & Todd, thanks for the good info. Found the O/d pressure switch was sticking under hard acceleration w/downshift. Replacing the solenoid pack cured the problem.Thanks for the help.
2004 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L steering wheel, etc VIN: 1J4FA39S14
Thanks to all the replies. The customer took the jeep and was waiting for it to come back to try some of your ideas.I have seen another grand cherokee since the first jeep and it also had the death wobble. it had worn out control arm bushings. advised customer...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L dash lighting VIN: JT8VF11E81
Thanks to all who replied the fix was removing the cluster and sending it out to mrwhizard instrument cluster repair.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: RFX0058494
Thanks to all respondents. I did changed both knock sensors and wiring harness under the intake manifold. No codes. Trouble codes: 0325 (knock sensor), 0330 (knock sensor).
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: 1YVFP80DX3
Yes their was a recall on this...Mazda is taking care of it...Alot of people said there was a tsb and should of checked my Alldata...I have checked my Alldata three times and have not been able to locate any TSB...Before I posted I also called my local Mazda w...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
Thanks for all the input on this ML. After going through and double checking everything that I had done and eliminating the crank sensor, cam sensor, mass air flow sensor, fuel pressure and fuel volume. Performed back pressure test on left cat. test was very b...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Surge VIN: WDB708RT53
thanks to all 3 mb techs who sent replies.we think the actuator is faulty,but after driving car 55 more miles we can not verify customer complaint. we wil update when we find a fix.thanks to all 3 techs, for your time .
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGSD11S1R
It turns out that 155,632 miles on this engine with the O.E. timing chain is too much.The timing chain was very loose & the timing was 10 degrees off. We set the timming & this kept the light from coming back on. The customer did not want to put the money into... Trouble codes: 33 (o2 signal open).
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7S
if you can rember back a month..never mind..this is the Maxima I replaced the #5 injector on and then #5 went dead again... Vehicle got worse still, and would liquid lock after sitting all night. I finally removed the intake and while removing, I heard the f... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire on cyl 5).
1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L suspension VIN: YS3DF78B3S
Fixed but not fixed. The customer decided to fix the car at some later date, no matter how many phone calls I made in trying to convince him to deal with it immediatly. Thanks to all who replied, I am suer that your hints will guide me to the solution when tim...
1986 Subaru GL-10 1.8L air suspension VIN: JF2AN75B7G
Thanks for all your help. Right front strut had a leak so pump ran all the time, turning itself off after about 7 minutes of operation. Again thanks.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3GP10V9W
Most of the respones were about the timing belt being too tight. Others were making sure if was not another drive belt or the timing cover rubbing and causing the noise. Neither of these were the case so we loosen the belt just before the point where it would ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: 4TASM92N4Y
recommended customer to get valve job but customer declined work.thanks for all the information guys! Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 3 misfire detected).
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSA81H5T
Decided to try fooling with the MAF by disconnecting it first. Results were inconclusive so the next move was to clean the interior of the barrel with carb cleaner and blow off with compressed air. Doing this to the MAF had amazing results. Kind of reminded me...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L radiator VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
Thanks to all who replied. The consensus was to pull the front apron and fenders which we did. Wasn't as bad as it looks but use two people to lift the fenders off.. Thanks again.. Beck
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lack of power VIN: WVWSP61J33
hey guys, followed the overwhelming suggestions for the intake being plugged, had a look, yep it was plugged, vehicle still had warranty so off to the dealer it went and now it is better than ever. thanks.
2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2 upshift high rpm VIN: 9BWDE61J34
problem unresolved... car is under warr but dealer refusing to pursue issue until 'it gets worse'. directed customer to contact vw. while synchro issue is likely problem, no one has been able to provide tsb's or factory fix info... thus unable to provide custo...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L no upshift VIN: YV1LS5525R
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I figured out how to pull codes out of the vehicle via the underhood connector at the RF and found a code 3-1-3 stored for incorrect gear range position. I replaced the PRNDL switch and all is good. Thanks ...
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