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1988 Acura Legend LS 2.7L engine block VIN: JH4KA4669J
Hello all, and Acura techs especially, I asked for help with this car back a few months ago. I did not fix this engine the customer did not want to spend the money. The reason was: it needed a block because the bolthole @ #1 front cylinder head would not hold ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBADD6328V
this car has no reverse but no apparent internal damage(we have the trans apart) and still very clean, thanx in advance for any ideas.
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L SRS Module VIN: WBAGN634X3
Trying to find location of SRS control module. Cannot find in Alldata and before I spend the $30 for bmwtechinfo.com, I was wondering if anybody can help me out with the location of this. Thanks!
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6CD53B8M
Hello to all. I am stuck with what to do with this cadillac 4.9l. I have a obvious oil in cooling system. We thaught ok cooler leaking ( has oil cooler and trans cooler) but radiator shop says no leak.I have checked with alldata for oil flow through engine and...
1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L starter VIN: 1G6KS54YXX
I have a problem in that I am a chrysler tech working at a chrysler shop. I have a lack of information and to make it worse I can't get this thing to act up. The sevice writer told me the vehicles starter would just click and after several trys sterted. no jum...
1990 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCFK24K4L
truck idling rich.blocklearn and intergrater is running at minium 108.truck idles high every now and then.truck runs good at crusing speed.i have checked the basics and then some.thanks in advanced for any help.
1990 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN14T7L
Hello all, This car will just up and quit (Like the key was turned off) most of the time when it is accelerated hard. Hard meaning all the way to the floor. Very seldom will it quit when just normally accelerated. Sometimes if you let off the accelerator it w...
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 ...
1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M4T
Hi everyone thanks for your help, this car has a po300 random misfire code but isn't missing runs really rough until you unplug the maf then it smooths out with maf hooked up map voltage is 2.5-volts when un hooked it's 1.44 volts and up vacume too map is 19 i... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCDT14X7V
This little S10 doesn't get a lot of miles but it is used about every day. Friday I recived a report it was surging pretty bad, I also found the exhaust smelled pretty bad as if the converter was plugged but that's not the case. From 0-30 mph at part throttle ...
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M3X
This van has a very cool problem. On hard accel, it will accelerate to almost the 2-3 shift point, and then just surge while slowly losing speed. Feels just like a lack of fuel, but pressure holds steady at 61 psi throughout the condition. It also begins to sp... Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP Hi), P0300 (Random misfire), P1106 (MAP Hi Intermittent)
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC16R7X
Thank god this is a friend's vehicle. Yes, the Suburban is in for it's SAME 5th O2 problem in 1 year! My tech is pretty sharp, but his and the shop's credibilty are in jeopardy. The same tests are run, and the same O2 is found bad each time. We suspect some ki... Trouble codes: P0137 (bank 1 sensor 2 low signal)
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J4Y
Testing the 24x sensor showed no output. Replaced with Borg Warner. Tach now works, but at idle, it jumps up about 200 rpms every couple of seconds, won't read above approx 2500 at any time and code 336 resets. Reading 24X on a brick, it seems fine, agrees wit... Trouble codes: 336 (crankshaft 24x signal)
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Air Bag Clock Spring VIN: 3G1JG5247Y
Hi , this one of about 10 late model GM vechicles I have run into with noise in the steering wheel coming from the air bag clockspring . A tech at a GM dealer told me somtimes they change them but the new ones are as noisey someone else said there was a way to...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L side markers VIN: 2CNBJ73462
hay guys have this tracker here side markers are on lic plate light on corner lights on all the time key out key in the only way they go out is unplug the headlite relay lights go out!replaced with a good one lights still on i think daytime light has something...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 8.1L Starting VIN: 3GNGK26G21
Hello all. This 01 Suburban intermittantly will not crank. No lights interior or exterior at this time. The owner tried to jump start it. Did not start either. He did not recheck the lights at that time either. I have yet to duplicate the issue. Found a tsb ab...
1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L Security VIN: 1C4GP64L2T
Vehicle came from a note lot with the complaint that the gauges would fluctuate sometimes while driving and vehicle would try to die. We checked the fix data base and found a post about corrosion on two connectors under the battery box. We found that these co...
1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5L cooling fan operation VIN: 1C3HD56F3S
help!!! got this lh body car with a 3.5, came in running hot, confirmed cooling fans do not function. i can get the low and high speed fans to operate with a snap on solus scanner. engine coolant temps are reading normal, so i suspect the temp sensor is workin...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G13
This car had code P1188 set for TIP sensor performance; after clearing the code and driving several times I got it to reset. I have a "movie" of it on my Snap-On scanner. What I'm seeing is some discrepancy between the TIP voltage and the "Sensed TIP" value. H... Trouble codes: P1188 (TIP sensor performance/)
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...
1986 Ford Ranger 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T1G
first off to everyone.i would like to thank everybody in advance please bare with me for this my first post on the iatn network. now we have this 1986 ford ranger that has been in our shop so long we have odopted this truck as our company mascot its name is th...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
any help please. was given truck apart ,then put togher,no spark then replaced module then spark started right up but runs for a minute, minute and half idles at 1400 rpms then bounces up and down 800 slowly to 1400 then down to 600 then idles fine at 1500 the...
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...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J9P
Hey fellows,down in the dirt with a FORD,Chrysler tech in foreign territory.Has intermittant cut-out at idle in gear,but my primary concern is this low running fuel pressure.I'm thinking this car may be tolerant to the slightly low pressure(22 running down the... Trouble codes: 186 (Injector pulse width high or MAF low), 172 (EGO not switchinglean bank 1)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y9S
Here is the story behind this vehicle. Vehicle came in for a oil change and brake job. Customer says vehicle surges during normal operation. Found vehicle running very lean at all times. If i add propane and/or carb cleaner vehicle run great. Vacuum pressure i...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L No Start VIN: IFTEF14H2T
Ok i realy need some help on this thig. This truck is at a freinds shop and has been to most shops in this eara to fix this problem. The fuel pump will come on and stay runing for all most a full minute while this is haping the check eng light will be out and ...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L crank thrust washer VIN: 3FALP1136W
Good Evening Guys! Dealing with excessive crank end play on a 2.0 zetec motor. 7/32" Wanting to find out if there is a special fix from the dealer on this issue, i.e. updated main bearing and/or crankshaft? Haven't yet torn it apart, but was wondering if typi...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L interior lights,power door lock VIN: 1FMRE11LX2
thankyou for your replies.truck continues to blow #4 15amp fuse.interior lights and key chime not working.replaced fuse everything works for about one week.truck returns same problem same fuse.checked all wiring for shorts to ground can not duplicate problem.i...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P62
HI guys, This Focus has been in twice for this engine light problem. Upon checking the scanner the only code description is "Insufficant coolant temp for closed loop operation". No problem could be found and nothing could be noticed while driving. We reset t...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Serpentine Belts VIN: 1FDWE35P96
This vehicle has 28,233 miles on it and the 2 serpentine belts are brittle, cracked and are coming apart. this is an Eldorado Bus Conversion, it has 2 alternators and 2 a/c compressors. Theses belts are not standard Ford parts as the Conversion Company modifie...
2000 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Hydroboost/brakes/steering VIN: 1GDKC34F7Y
Vehicle came in with good brake pedal and steering at idle.While driving at normal speed and atempting to brake the pedal will go down as in a bad master cly,or a fluid leak,and no power steering. After pumping the brake they return to working normal, and the ...
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJC39U33
Thanks for reading this post. Been have this problem with this truck for a little over a week. As you can see I tryed just about everything there is. When the truck acts up the computer goes into reduced power mode, which doesn't let the truck accelterate over... Trouble codes: P0120 (p1515-), P1515 (p1516-), P1516 (p2135-), P2135
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L radio VIN: 1GTEK19T84
Customer replced radio with used and got message of LOCKED. The original radio would not eject cd so they replaced with used. That is when it arrived for reprogramming. We reprogrammed and the radio was no longer locked. But after reprogramming have no sound, ...
1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, no power WOT VIN: JHMEG865XP
The car original went to a trany shop who then sent it to us. The car came in with very little power. Also over heating but the gauges did not show it. Changed the thermostat and cap, no more over heating. I look threw Mitchel and it only gave me a list of a f...
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...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ57L1L
This jeep will stall intermittantly and when it does the injectors will click on and off along with some relays for approx. 20 seconds. If I cycle the key it will start as soon as I clear out the excess fuel in the engine. The other problem happens at somewhe...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF11EPO
This car brought in to us with a intermittant dash problem. The cluster back lighting (with all numbers) will flicker off and on then stay off leaving only the lit gauge pointers lit. shortley after that they dim down and go out leaving nothing lit in cluster....
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L abs, etcs VIN: JT8BH68XOW
Have DTC 34 -decelaration sensor inop-, causing ABS and ETCS to be inop. Alldata does not shows the location of this sensor, neither my scanner (Vetronix's Mastertech) shows this sensor listed on the datastream list. So, for me to begin it is neccesary to find...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tachometer VIN: JT8BF28G51
Tach is inop, mtichell and alldata have little info other than wiring diagram. Per diagram I have "power" and ground at tach but if I check the power with a labscope I am unsure what this signal is supposed to be. I hate to condemn any good parts. Anyone had ...
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1135K
Hello All, I'm not to good with mazda, I have a code 13 and a code 16, 13 is for vacuum sensor, and 16 is for egr, the check engine light comes on at steady cruise and stays on untill you let off the gas or give it gas, the light will always go out when you le...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L turn signal VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help on this one. This car is running the battery dead because the left side turn signals, front and back, stay lit at all times..even when the key is out. The left green arrow on the dash does come on too at all ti...
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, ARS Light VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Replaced engine w/used engine for head problem. Used engine had 50k on it. Engine did not come w/ throttle actuator installed actuator off of old engine. Ars light came on right away. could hear actuator motor working but would not open throttle plate. Vehicle... Trouble codes: 06 (ea/isc)
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WMWRE33433
came in originally for no start. fuel pump fuse blown, pump locked up. installed factory pump, car left.[by another tech] checked fuse, blown. checked pump, locked up. checked for water, particle contamination, none nothing in pump screen, filter dis assembl...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, possible immobilyzer VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
engine doesn't run, no spark, no injector pulse, no communication with scanner, "check engine light" on when key in"on" position". Can't find an immobilazation system LED light. Crunks OK,all fuses OK. I suspect immobilazation system. Any suggestions how to c...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs module VIN: 1N4BA41E64
hello there im just a little worried about changing such an expensive part.this was at the dealer and they told the custumer to change abs module,but no guarantee of fixing the problem .i have pulled wiring diagram and solenoids are internal and cannot be test...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L transmission VIN: 5N1AR18U75
I might be wrong but I'm still thinking is not an electrical related problem, anyway I would like to do some mechanichal/hydraulic tests so I can verify the cause of problem. Appreciatte any basic test suggested
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WP12KXX
Hello all, I have a bizarre one. This grand prix died while driving, apparant loss of electrical power per customer. Customer states that it would not crank after loss of power and all lights got dimmer and dimmer until car died. Customer installed their o...
1992 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YS3CL48M7N
This Saab had it windows open during a large rainstorm and the traction control module took a hit. I canít find any information on this but did locate a used unit. Do any of you Saab guys know if I can simply replace the unit, or does the throttle by wire need...
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF6559W
Hi folks, I know there are a lot of posts on this eng related to timing, head gasket, and valve issues but I am pretty confident that I have covered these bases. If you have read the repair history you will see that this has a new engine with the valves also r...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L ABS light VIN: JF1SF6551W
I am trying to pull the manual codes for the ABS system on this Subaru Forester S because the light is on. Alldata and Snap On shows a 6 pin connector under the drivers dash on the right side of the steering column. You are to ground terminal 6 for the code fl...
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 4S3BE89642
when vehicle is first started a/c system works fine ( clutch cycles ok , duct temp. good ) after car runs for about 15 minutes a/c clutch cuts out . if you turn the key off and wait a couple of minutes and restart car a/c will work ok for a few minutes and cut...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7X
OK Toyota Techs, vehicle came in with SES light on tested egr with vacuum pump at an idle. Egr opens at 8" of vacuum and engine stalls. Checked egr solenoid, opens at part throttle and above. Removed egr valve and cleaned ports to intake manifold and to exhaus... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient EGR Flow)
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
i know EVAP problems can be a nightmare but any help with this would be greatly appreciated. i have a friend who works for toyota, sad to say,he offered a gesture of "good luck". Trouble codes: P0446
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSP29M02
Hi VW techs Have this 02 diesel come in as no start. Changed fuel filter and have good flow.It doesn't seem to have any pressure.This is my first TDI and I can't get much info on my end.I'm missing somthing obvious.It has rpm signal on the scanner of 250rpm.T...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LW5521R
Hello everybody. I need a little help trying to solve a very intermittent problem. Vehicle will stall out, usually on decel, but also at cruising speed at times. It will not restart until you let it sit for a minute or two, then will start right up and run fin...
1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5101S
ok so i have this volvo sedan in the shop for failed emmisions diagnostics. emissions regulations are fairly strict in ontario, the do not base limits on the manufacturer's specifications they base them an an average plus what the powers that be want, and they... Trouble codes: 122

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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WABADN6344
Finally fixed. After much testing and replacing of parts. Replaced the MAF. Used parts from another vehicle to test and found that we had got 2 bad MAF sensors. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: 26 (Multiplicative Mixture Adaptation bank 1 Control limit reached), 27 (Multiplicative Mixture Adaptation bank 2 Control limit reached), 29 (Additive Mixture Adaptation bank 2 Control limit reached).
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L starter VIN: 2G4WS52J2Y
Thanks for all the replies. One coulda got me in the right direction if I had shopkey. I have mitchel and alldata, and neither show the complete starting system wiring diagram. Theirs only included the pcm. Turns out the problem was the bcm. Took it to the dea...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Misfire VIN: 2G1WL52M1S
Well I did not get this one fixed customer said he might bring it back sometime. When the injector wires were switched only the cylinder that had the number one connector to it would miss so it can't be vac. leak, commpresion problem. I replaced the injector h...
1997 Chevrolet P30 6.5L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GBKP32Y5V
Thanks to all for information on this problem of low oil pressure. Since the bearings and oil pump had been replaced the replies were split between the cam bearings and a crack in the block at the main webs. The 6.2 was bad about the webs cracking but can also...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB71
The repies pointed to a wiring problem at the pcm connector (broken wires at the back side of the termenals ao i order the repair kit from chrysler and replaced the connector and the wires to the tps circut . Retested and still was the same ( did not see any w... Trouble codes: P0122.
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L high idle VIN: 1C3EL56R14
Got a few suggestion related to the iac , being faulty, sensor data,said otherwise. Smoke test showed no vacuum leaks, another tech in the shop had seen one with cracked plastic manifold. took it apart nothing. I had posted that the iat was new, it was , in fa...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R1T
Cam sensor was in perfect timing with crank sensor. The signal seemed good, ampletude and square wave pattern. After examining a cam gear for this engine I found out I was missing the 1,2,3 count in the wave. The sensor seemed bottomed out in the timing cover....
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L im readiness VIN: 3B7HC12Y7W
thanx for all the replies, they all helped. after checking everything about six times the monitors reset themselves except for the evap??? any way the customer is happy about not having to spend any money,btw in california youre allowed to have 2 incomplete mo...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6538S
after alot of checks of egr system decided to drive with scanner attached found that the dprl switch on the transmisson was shifting to reverse and nuetral by itself while moving down the road it caused different exhaust pressure when it shouldn't replaced the... Trouble codes: 335 (dpfe high), 336 (dpfe high pressure).
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W5T
sorry guys thanks for all the help thou.we ran out of time and the car was towed to a dealer.hope we can find out what happened through the grape vine.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery drain VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Bad GEM module TSB about vehicles without door locks (auto). Gem would not time out after 45 minutes. 159 miliamp draw. Problem was intermittent. Thanks for the input guys
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA514OX
Had to replace the axle it had a crack in the ring that was causing the sensor nit to read it correctly.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67E81
Thanks you to everyone that replied. Alot of people have mention about the intake plenum gasket on this vehicle they are known to to leak during cold operation. In this case this wasnt the problem on this vehicle. As i stated vehicle was running lean during id... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L abs power VIN: 2FMZA52463
Located ABS Power Relay, under drivers floor panel. Replaced relay, cleared codes from ABS computer & works like a charm. Thank you to all who responded, your information was very helpful!
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U63
the customers going to wait till problem gets worst when the car returns i will probley be looking at the ignition switch real close i will also keep a close eye on the fix database looks like alot of ford taurus's are having a very simular problem thanks fo... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key in fault), B1318 (low battery votage).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: P23ED44187
sorry for the delay. I still don't know what is going on with this thing i can't get him to change the air box to see if the prob goes away. I wan't to thank every body for all the help. Thanks Dusty Trouble codes: P0671, P0673, P0675, P0677, P2285 (p2287-), P2287.
2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GDGG31V73
Thanks to everyone who helped on this one. Come to find out that the customer who rented this truck put something other than gasoline in the tank. The mixture was not diesel it was something else. Drained the fuel tank and refilled with gas. Veh will start and... Trouble codes: P1626 (theft deterent system activated).
1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB755OM
thanks for all the replies. i installed another new dist. It has been 4 days since the replacement. so far so good . the biggest problem was getting the car to repeat the problem, then do some test before it would start.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 3HGCM56398
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. car had no code but when i ohm tps i got 1.6 kohm spec was .6 to .9 kohm. i fallow the step from alldata to replace thottle body. Due to the ohm reading. oh,some said i might have too reprogram pcm., but this ones wor...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Compressor VIN: 5J6YH18573
The A/C clutch was intermittently losing continuity. Replaced the clutch and the problem was solved. Thanks to all those who participated in giving hints, suggestions, and comments.
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L timing belt VIN: KNAGD12652
Well, this one did not bend the valves .I was certain it had so we pulled the head . I was quite surprised to see no bent valves, even with some decent contact with the pistons. Thanks for the heads up on the crank sensor. Upon removal there was obvious damage...
1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1248V
Thanks for the great responses! Unfortunately, the customer has declined to dump more money into this vehicle. The most likely cause of this problem, per some of your responses, is not the aftermarket sensor (after all, the same code showed up, indicating the ... Trouble codes: 1138 (Oxygen Sensor high voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2).
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FD331XP
Thanks for the replies.Most of the replies were about what to do after the RX7 floods.I wanted to know what to do to to keep it from flooding.One suggestion (from the old memory banks) probably refered to the 'H' valve fix.I have done this to 2nd generation RX...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22561
The connectors are not available locally. I could not find a helpful parts guy to dig through the parts catalogs. I ended up buying a used harness and robbing the terminals from there. The sources mentioned in the replies did not have the terminals. Thanks t...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L turn signals VIN: WDB1290661
Thanks for all the help. I tried rocking/flipping the flasher switch back and forth but turn signal system remained inoperative. Almost everyone was right in that the flasher (N10 module) was in the left side of engine compartment under a cover (remove screws ...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBHA28E2R
Thank you all for the helpfull hints. Sorry it took so long for the fix responce, it did take sometime for the repair. I ended up putting a throttle body on the car, it helped but it still ran teribly rich. I change the spark plugs, and both O2 sensors. Starte... Trouble codes: P1342 (Camshaft control sol.).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs VIN: JN1CA31A01
Well as usual it is simle things and over sites. The original tech working on the car a week before I got it replaced the two rear tires with a 65 series tire instead of the original 55. This lead to the abs light on. When the customer returned same tech pulle...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3HN52L5R
Well I finally finished this vehicle. After much circuit testing I was determined this vehicle would not beat me and thanks to IATN I won. Turns out the new pcm was defective. The strange thing was that it had the same three codes setting as with the old pcm. ... Trouble codes: P0321, P0341, P0361.
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1G3GR62C6S
Hello all, Fix was to replace input shaft speed sensor on the transmission. It turns out I lied when I said no codes were stored, there was a code stored for the input speed sensor no signal. I ignored that code because it has been present for over a year ...
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3NB52JXX
Scoped sensor and it still moved rapidly 200-800 approx. , average cycle 1.6ms. close to spec I believe. Removed sensor and hardly noticeable was a light gray substance that would not rub off. Talked to geezer that installed it and it appears he slathered the ... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2s1b1 slow response).
2003 Other GM Bus 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4UZAAXBW83
2003 Freightliner is fixed thanks for the replies. The bus had to be taken to dealer, no real way to decipher codes. Code779-255 appeared to be active,fuel pressure sw. was the culprit, seems to be doing fine for now. Thanks again for helpful hints.Also before... Trouble codes: 051 (sid from international scan tool).
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52L0R
we cleaned the mounting surface for the ignition module and replaced the module. drove it several time without a problem. seem to have taken car of the problem. thank you to all for the input and the suggestion on the direction to go you were all a big help th... Trouble codes: P0341.
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L injector pulse VIN: IG2WJ52M5W
this car does not have antitheft on it.now the stupid thing will start and run for a second then shut off. just like a module. i think i will bite the bullit and start throwing parts at it.thanks for all the replys.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L rack an pinion VIN: 2G2WP52204
I pulled the steering shaft apart & greased it. It is nice and quiet now. Customer is extremly happy.
1983 Porsche 911 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WPOAF10910
A sincere thank you to all who replyed! Most of you indicated that the oil had migrated down to the sump and than thru the rings and valve guides into the exhaust. That and the fact we 'topped off the oil' after we got the car running only added to the issue. ...
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L seal VIN: JS3TX92D42
Only received 3 replys but when they are quality replys you don`t need any more, The repair was like I thought it should be pulling the axel with A slide hammer, But when the Dealer said they was not sure how it come apart I wanted to be on the safe side, A bi...
1985 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 653U908J76
I must apologize to all who responded to my request. I was asking for help on behalf of my brother-in-law who was trying to help his neighbor who both live in Texas. His neighbor failed to mention the fact that he had recently replaced the engine and it had ru...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L loss of KAM VIN: 4TANL42N7W
Thanks for all replies, The tech retested all of the powers & grounds (KAM input voltage was good). As suspected, a new computer fixed the problem. No flashing required. Thanks again to the five who responded.
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L abs engages VIN: 5TEHN72N91
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I was unable to find any ABS codes in this system and could not read serial data off the ABS. I went with my hunch, and replaced the rear brake shoes with another suppliers 'higher' end brand. This fixed the...
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L head gasket VIN: VW2ZB0258D
thanks to all who replied,you cleared up some of myths-ie shims,sizes,etc.upon further inspection,i found some pitting on the rt side head where it seals to the jug seal upper-green o-ring.pitting was slight,but definately the cause.thanks again.
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