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1999 Acura TL 3.2L head lights VIN: 19UUA5649X
hi guys i have a 99 acura 3.2 tl the head lights and dash lights go off after driving for a while to get them to go back on you have to turn headlight switch off than on again then sometimes they come back on and sometimes they dont.when they dont come back on...
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...
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADM6343Y
This is my brother's car. It will hesitate/miss on acceleration intermitantly. There is no MIL on, no codes stored. The car was at the dealer to fix an oil leak prior to the extended warranty running out at 100,000 miles, they could not find the problem either...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP52K3V
We have swapped injectors, coils, plugs and wires. Running compression shows around 80 psi on good cylinders, only 50 psi on affected cylinders. I'm leaning towards a cooked engine, but others remain unconvinced. Any ideas would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire Severe)
1993 Cadillac Seville 4.9L rear end VIN: 1G6KS52B7P
Hitting potholes on road, rear end feels like it moves over, Ive installed suncore industries coil over shocks in rear, replaced independent suspension bushings to frame to no avail Im thinking replacing the upper bushings that hold the suspension to body next...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G132A12Q3
Hello techs, This vehicle stinks real bad especailly during warm up. I have no access to Gas Analyzer. Plug in my Soulus, o2 readings around .900v when cold til warm up. Then switches real fast .200-.800 (havent seen anything this fast). Also spark advance -20...
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L engine VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
hello i have a leaky caddi seems to be crank case carrier..i have pulled one already for head gasket this somthing to shy away from and run? and if not,is it cut and dry pull appart and put back together with new gaskets and seals or are there hidd...
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...
1982 Chevrolet K10 Custom 5.7L Steering/Suspension VIN: IGTEK14HXC
Hi All, I have an early model Chevy 4x4 1/2 ton that has a large lift kit (10"+/-)Straight front axle and 39.5" Mickey Tompson tires. My customer came in with a concern that the front end is going to come out from under the truck. After a test drive I confirme...
1991 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBEG25K9M
Hi Techs, I have a 1991 G20 Conversion Van with a 5.7L with a no start condition. She was towed in from another shop who just can't fiquire her out. So, I have it now. Bottom line is: 1- Check Engine Light Inoperative. 2- No Injector Pulse. Engine has good spa...
1997 Chevrolet Camaro 5.7L Starter VIN: P8V2141862
This camaro has an intermittent no start condition. The starter has been replaced twice before (AC Delco). Its a couple of years old but the car only has about 3000 miles since replaced. Sometimes turning the ignition switch to crank does nothing. A quick turn...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNEK13R9X
this tahoe runs perfect cold for 8-10 minutes then loads up to the point it looks like a diesel out the exhaust, no codes , the injector pulse width get longer and longer, at start it is at 2.6-3.0 when it loads up it up to 6.0, tps stays at .51v, coolant read...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L blend door VIN: 1GNDT13W9X
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I have this 99 Blazer with a blend door that is stuck on hot. Everything else works, the vacuum motors and the blower motor. I only have a snap-on scanner and cannot pull any codes from the hvac system. I am almost cert...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GCHG39R9X
truck came in with an engine missfire both at idle and under load. Secondary ignition was worn out so we did a maintenance tune up on the truck including cap, rotor, plugs, wires and filters. After tune we still had idle miss and fuel trim was high on right ba... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missifire)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19W6Y
The customer tells me that about once a month this truck will not start. The truck has to be jumped and once it is running the gauges jump around for a few minutes. It is then OK for another month to six weeks. I cannot comunicate with the PCM but I think I ha...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55E6Y
This Impala has an intermittent no crank but at times everything works fine. The starter is not receiving a signal when the car acts up. I tested the 3 fuses that seem to be related to the control side of the starting system, the BCM/PCM/CLSTR, BCM, and STOP f...
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GBC4E1163
Hey all you Duramx gurus, I need some help here. We have this c4500 service truck that was dumping fuel in the oil. It has warranty up to 100,000 miles, so we sent it to the closest medium duty truck dealer in our area. They replaced all 8 injecters. When we p...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3C4FY48B54
Hi everyone!! This vehicle has come into the shop with a idle problem. The customer stated that while sitting at a stop light with the a/c on the vehicle would almost stall. I test drove the vehicle and I noticed the same. The a/c cycles and every time the com...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L wippers,headlights VIN: 1B4GP54LXT
this van had front end damage, and was repaired. now the wippers run in the low speed constently with the key on. the only way to turn them off is unplug the wipper motor. power is being supplyed on the low speed wire(br/wt). it still runs with the 30 amp fuse...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L abs solenoids VIN: 3B7HC13Z2X
This is a rear ABS brake system only. The speedometer would not work under 10 MPH. And when coming to a light stop the abs solenoids would pulse. This being rear wheel abs it only has a few sensor inputs. Checked the speed sensor resistance, good at 1800 ohms....
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L radio,dome light VIN: 1B4HS28N1Y
replaced evaporator on this truck with no problems(obviously moving dashboard).never touched radio during repair.disconnected battery first of course.upon completion of repair,checked all systems and found radio and dome lights inoperative.when you turn radio ...
2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L MIL Lamp on, evap codes VIN: 1B7GL22X91
I have found fuel at the bottom hose of the carbon canister. This hose goes to the top of the tank, but not on the fuel module. can someone tell me if this is normal or if there is a problem with some sort of valve? thanks Trouble codes: P0442, P0455
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L Unexplained Missfire VIN: 1D7HA16D74
Motor has a cylinder #8 missfire- visible on the missfire monitor on the Solus Scanner only under engine load driving at 50-55 MPH,-It almost feels like a transmission shudder but it is not- engine misses also while power braking the engine at 2,000-2,500 RPM'...
1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMJY765TR
hello 1981 fiat running really rich so bad that will stall at idle after running for a minute. floods it self out plugs are soaked.
1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start, EXCESSIVE CRANK VIN: 1FTCA14U0G
customer came in and stated that he wanted to keep this vehicle and to do a complete engine service on it. performed compression test, sold tune-up, ignition module, motor vac, new fuel injectors and fuel rail, w/fuel regulator. customer stopped in while worki...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15Y3M
This Truck acts like its lean.When started cold,the IAC takes the RPM up as normal,then it'lljust stumble an die,till it warms up a little.When its hot the idle is rough but will smooth out with propane.When you take off or accel,it'll stumble intermittenly,bu...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L starter VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
Hi gang. I have an odd one. This explorer has 47.8 volts at the small wire on the starter after the vehicle is started. It keeps the starter engaged and burns it up in a very short time. If I remove the small wire immediately after started, the starter is fine...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF25HXP
This truck came in as a no start the first test we did came up with a no spark condition we replaced the distributor and had good spark but would not start we then checked for injector pulse and had no pulse we then replaced the computer as it smelled burnt in...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X5R
Upon start-up, serious rich condition occurs, heavy black smoke, runs rough & stalls. Unplug the Air Flow meter, it smooths out, but still dies. Oh, we've gone through the intake for leaks and checked the o2's for being crossed and all is well. I pulled the fu...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4441R
Hello group, This mustang will not start has no spark or injector pulse. The check engine light does not go out while cranking. From what I understand this is from no crank signal correct? There are no codes. If you unplug the ign. module and plug it back in t...
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HXT
This truck came in with these three codes. We replaced one of the o2 sensors with a known good one and cleared the codes but all three come right back after two start-ups. If you look at scan data when you first start it, you will see the PCM commanding all th... Trouble codes: P0141 (ho2s12 heater ckt), P0135 (ho2s11 heater ckt), P0155 (ho2s21 heater ckt)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FALP1134W
car is back and now whistle can be heard intermmittantly with engine running and is louder now after shutting engine off but still only lasts 2-3 seconds.sounds as if noise coming from exhaust cam gear area.also engine very sluggish.had codes po340 & p1383 sto...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
Need some Ford help. This is a diesel and our local dealer only has a wire diagram. No diagnostic tree. I have plenty of info on the gas version but the 7.3L is all computer controlled. All fuses good and someone else installed a new clock spring and switch at...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5943Y
Engine has misfire code and detectable misfire at 1500 rpm under load. Another tech in shop has replaced plug twice, all plugs, and #2 plug wire, all the rest of wires and coils tested good. Performed 3M fuel injection cleaning. Misfire still there. Ready to h... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L reflash VIN: 1FTNW21P73
Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, This vehicle was reflashed today for a TSB. After reflashing, we no longer have any exhaust back pressure pid's in the data stream and vehicle surges and runs bad. The processor part number is 3C3A-12A650-BDK. The calibra...
1988 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTDC14K5J
This is a truck that has passed around the shop and now it is my turn. Truck idles great and accels great going down the road but when you are coming to a stop or truck speed is around 15 mph it cuts off. When it dies you can crank it right back up. twicwe it ... Trouble codes: 43 (est spark problem)
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L brk warning VIN: 1HGED365XM
Brake warning lamp comes on at times dimmly and blinks,Checj park brake and master level switch check good.install good cluster same problem.I know lamp should warn when brakes applied and bulb out,this has mind of its own,1/2 time not on and checking all circ...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, intermitant no start VIN: EG5-100322
Hi there, i have this old honda which wont restart occasionally, it has only occured at petrol stations after the engine has been stopped for a few minutes. after waiting for about 30 minutes it restarts. has never stopped while driving and always starts from ...
1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS 3.5L brake lights VIN: JACCN57X7X
Found a blown 25 amp fuse installed instead of 15 amp fuse required for brake lights.Installed a 15 amp circuit breaker in fuse box and verified brake lights work as designed.Schematic shows fuse feeds cruise control module,ABS module,PCM,shift lock module and...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L venting tank VIN: SAJHX1042X
dealer has not been very helpful ,want to sell gas tank for $1800.00 any suggestions would be apperiated.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L a/c blower VIN: 1J4GX78Y6W
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48SX4
Hello group: Need some help on this truck, problem is very intermitent. Some time the truck stalls few miles after a cold start,restart after few minutes. It also stalled on customer after driving 150 miles hwy. drive, then slowing down in city traffic. Then i... Trouble codes: SK1M, B0CM, V1C
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.7L a/c output VIN: WDB1070221
I am looking for information for this car on the hvac evaprorator case. The problem I am haveing is mixed air at vents. The temp. output at center vents is 60 degrees,if I place a thermommeter in evap. outlet near evap. it is 44 degrees. I have installed a new...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L high idle VIN: WDB1070461
i'm looking for a pin out wiring diagram of this european idle control box.i have new box,new valve and no vacuum leaks.very smooth idle but too fast [1100 rpm]both items replaced are correct for this engine.thanks in advance david [...] fax ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA29D3L
Engine running rich and fouling plugs repeatedly. Checked archives and found info on testing EHA and got no mamp reading KOEO or KOER and no reaction unpluging EHA wile engine is runing. Fues at over protection relay good with voltage across it. It seems like ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Generic Readiness VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Hi all, I am reposting this car because I could not update the older one. After several replies to my old thread, as well as several e-mails to Mercedes Benz, I have been able to determine that this car will run most of it's monitors. The key here is that y...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L tachometer VIN: WMWRE33433
Car has a tach. mounted above steering wheel.The tach. also contains other lights like the check eng. light and brake light. Nothing in the entire gauge works. No check eng light, no tach., no backlighting for the gauge. I have tested the pins at the gauge and...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Speedo VIN: JN1MS36S3N
Hi Nissan guys, I hope you can help out. I've got this 240sx that intermittently loses it's speedo. When it finally did it for me while driving, my scanner also read 0.Before ordering a speed senser, I ran it on the hoist with a volt meter on senser. Lucky day...
2004 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1AZ34D24
Hi everybody,i have this car cranks but won't start.I have injector pulse width(0.8mS) only cold cranking,check engine light won't turn on with koef.I have power to ecm from ecm relay,good ground & check all the powers to ecm,everything is fine.I have no signa...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L abs VIN: 1G2HX52LXR
This Bonneville has both, ABS and Traction control lights on continuously. All fuses check out. There is no ignition power to the control module. From my schematics, this should be powered from the main relay. The main relay has live power and ignition power b...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K61
Vehicle originally came in for transmission complaint. Reflashed computer, which fixed the original complaint, but now we have a new problem. After sitting for at least 4 hours, the car will hesitate and surge slightly when taking off from the first stop sign ... Trouble codes: P0440
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L sway bar VIN: WP0EB0918H
left rear sway bar mounting broke off for the 2nd time in two years. customer is over 60 years old and does not drive much, does not drive hard - just a commuter car. cust stated this same point had broken off about 10 years / 30,000 miles ago. i was wondering...
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Thanks in advance fo any help. Car has come in with check engine light on and code P0171 stored and no others. Have checked for air leaks and have found none. This is the second time light has been on but not sure if this is the same code as used car dealer ju... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF78KXY
hey everyone! ive got this nightmare slaab here that keeps dumping oil into the throttle body. weve replaced the turbo with a new one from saab. the old turbo was wasted and was dumping oil right into the exhaust system. the vehicle also had a head gasket repl...
1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L failed smog VIN: 4TARN81A7N
We have been chasing this problem for years and are starting to think that the passage in the cylinder head is probably severly restricted. we changed the egr valve 2 years ago also. any help on how to get the nox numbers down would be greatly appreciated. It ...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4T1BF12KXT
hello all this customer complaint is when you unlock driver door it unlocks but upon when you hit the unlock position agian with in three seconds after you unlock drivers door (note passanger doors good) it should unlock all the other 3 doors it does not do th...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L cam pos sensor
cel flickers sometimes and then stays on contiuously, pull code for camshaft position flash code 2113 resets after a few minutes runtime, vehicle slightly sluggish etc. timing belt in good cond... only option i can thing of is a dist assy any help would be gr...
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 Jetta GLS 2.8L Power Widow VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Hi all in IATN land. This Jetta will lower and raise right front and rear windows at the same time from the master switch and work normally from the individual door switches. Installed new master switch and no improvement. Checked voltage on the two circuits f...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M91
I have this TDI that the customer reports losses power while climbing a long steep grade, the grade must be miles in length and relatively steep. We check for codes, none found, replaced the MAF with a VW unit. Ran diagnostic output using vas 5052. Checked boo...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Stored code VIN: 19UUA56683
Code P1399 is Honda/Acura specific. It is for random misfire. Thanks to Tony, Nathan, Daniel, Ryan and Gordon for the quick response. CHUCK Trouble codes: P1399.
1997 Audi A6 2.8L P/S Fluid VIN: WAUJA84A5V
Thanks to all the response, we received a number of great suggestions. In the end we removed the feed hose to the pump from the res. and found no problems with that hose. We install 2 new high pressure hose clamps, filled the system with the correct mineral oi...
2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Dome Lamp VIN: WAUML440D8
Well not many replies on this one, We ended up sending it to the dealer (hate to do that) A Lamp Module was replaced. I appreciate the responses. I wish I could give more into on this but I basically did not have the right wiring diagrams or the proper equipme...
1984 BMW 733i 3.2L speedometer VIN: WBAFF840XE
Thanks to all who reply i could'nt confirm the signal ouy of the diff so i took the old sensor and i could make it switch by puting a piece of metal between the sensor so i took the new sensor out and tested the new sensor i put in was open all the time so i p...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6CD53B8M
Thank you all for responding. BUT I am upset at the fact that most of the 15 replies were not even focused on my real problem. I stated pretty clearly that I had oil in my cooling system NOT water in my oil. Special thatnks to Scott who responded with personal...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G6KD52B2R
FINALLY!! the problem was a leaking intake manifold gasket. we had to use our smoke machine to find the leak. It was causing a lean missfire that caused our high hc & co readings. Thanks to all that replied, we would still be pulling our hair out if not for IA...
1994 Chevrolet Lumina Z34 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WP14X2R
First, thanks to the folks that replied to this post. The problem was what I suspected but couldn't confirm with any great level of confidence. The reply concerning the TCC circuit on this car prompted me to test drive again while noting transmission/transaxle... Trouble codes: P1640 (Quad Driver Fault intermittent), P0740 (TCC Error history).
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 7.4L hard start VIN: 3GNGK26J2V
Most of the replies pointed toward the pressure regulator. Although we put a piece of clear hose on the regulator and saw no fuel, we changed it anyway. Seems to be the fix--no complaints from the customer. Thanks again to all who responded.
1997 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCDT14X7V
Hey guys thanks for the help, sorry I didn't have time to reply earlier. The truck is fixed,I broke the 1-2 solenoid re installing the pan. Thought it was jacked up enough but I caught it just right bent and broke it. I've done hundreds of these... just a rook...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W21
this was an easy fix but information is keept by dealership. a .10 shim must be install in front of crank sensor for clearance after this your will be able to perform crank relearn. also note that my tach was also crazy needdle will jump high during normal acc... Trouble codes: P0101, P0335 (crank pos sensor circuit), P0341 (cam pos sensor circuit).
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L a/c lines VIN: 1GAHG39U03
Hello everyone, This van is repaired and out the door. I appreciate all the responses on this one. I chose to replace rather than repair this line due to the fact it was leaking in two places where the lines go through the rubber clamps. The a/c line set c...
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EL55R02
Thank you everyone that replied. It turned out to be the cam sensor. Car runs great and customer very happy. Thank you very much. Trouble codes: P1391 (intermitent loss of cam or crank signal).
1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L timing VIN: 1B7GG23X1R
Sorry about the late response. Swamped for a month here(good). Thanks for all the replies. Most all were correct except for couple. The timing chain was jumping advanced and retarded being that it was that worn out! Truck fired right up afterwards and ran grea...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L limp mode stuck in 3rd , engine light on VIN: 1B7KF23Z4W
Thanks Chris from North Carolina! You nailed it perfectly. We replaced the Sensor and Solenoid, and drove this unit extensively. The codes did not return, and Trans works perfectly. WE truly appreciate the help we get on this forum.
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L rotors,pads VIN: 3B7KF2361Y
received several reply refernce the rear wheel cyl. called my dealer here, tech said you can not upgrade the 00 & up can upgrade the 94-99model w/ a gm wheel cylinder.also the bulletin for the rear height valve requires a hose the hose is not availib...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L No Start, no comunication comp VIN: 1D7HU18D13
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my problem. After farther diagnosing we found we could not communicate with transmission or engine computer.Common ground problem at right hand fire wall.Another symptom was head lights & dome lights act crazy.
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y6L
My initial post was more to find a good used ecm for this vehicle than for repair help. At that time though,I had not proved to myself that the ecm was defective.The story from the previous mechanic who worked on it a month seemed to indicate that some load or... Trouble codes: 12 (cant control high rpm self test), 22 (map out of range), 13 (cant control rpm lo rpm self test), 65 (od cancel switch does not change state).
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDA41X9R
Thanks to everyone who replied. I appreciate all the expert advice. I used the dipstick test to rule out an internal vacuum leak, I do not have a smoke machine yet but I also checked the throttle body gasket. As it turns out the new spark plugs were the proble...
1994 Ford 128000 2.0L Starting VIN: SCORPE1994
Hi, The car was immobilized by it's anti-theft system. The anti-theft system is not PATS, it is BOSCH immobilizer which is located behind RADIO. I got remote control key from owner and disalarm it then the car can be start again. Thank you for your help!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vents VIN: 1FMDU73EX2
Thanx for all the help buti forgot to mention first thing i checked was capacity, it ended up beng a broken duct on the driver side of the vehicle, this car had a stereo and alarm installed and it looks like it was broken then.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMCU04162
Okay sorry for the long wait but we got this baby fixed. Okay i tore down the front cover and the noise still didnt seem like it was coming from that area. So on closer inspection it seemed like it was coming from the exhaust manifold so i noticed that it was ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
Hi there, i have not fixed this vehicle yet, as it has been hired out for a movie being filmed here, its going to be an abandoned vehicle on the side of the road in a vampire movie, covered in snow...go figure. anyway we got some good test info for the pinouts... Trouble codes: P2263 (tcsc boost performance), P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected).
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L brake pedal VIN: 2GTEK19T14
The pedal feel was greatly improved by removing the shim on pad backing plates. Shims were visibly raised or 'springy'
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L steering
Thank you everyone for your quick responses. I just got this vehicle back in the shop four days ago and fixed it perfectly with the reponse by nearly all of you out there- very easy- flush and fill the rear diff fluid with honda approved dual pump fluid. Works...
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L no spark/no inj. pulse VIN: SAJKY1548K
Many many thanks to those who again took of their valuable time to offer help.As I stated in my original posting, I was kinda flyin blind. I had actually taken the ignition module off and tried to match it to a GM but that didnt fly and at about 600 bucks wasn...
1993 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4FJ78S4P
Told the customer that all tests were leading to the ECM failure and told him the cheapest way to proceed would be to replace it and let the car run in the shop. If it is fixed, we will know with minimal time invested. After calling the other shop, and waiting...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L ride control VIN: 1J4FA49S2Y
Thanks for all the help! It seems by shotgun approach of replacing the shocks,installing a Rancho steering stabilizer, having the alignment checked and toe set the 'death wobble' is now gone. Not convinced of what really fixed it sure would like to know.
1988 Land Rover Range Rover 40th Anniversary Edition 3.5L Forward gears VIN: SALHV114XJ
Thanks for all your help and suggestions. The overall impression was that the forward clutch was fried, and it was. Never having worked on a ZF, I didn't want to tackle it, but luck came my way with a tranny with only 28K on it in a wrecked car. We did the swi...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
well at this point i think the car is fixed. i reset the light the day i sent out this help request and it has not yet come back on. i think perhaps my scanner didn't reset the computer the first time?? i don't know. thanks Dan. Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor 1 bank 1 slow response), P0136 (O2 sensor 2 bank 1 circuit malfunction).
1992 Nissan D21 2.4L lifters VIN: 1N6SD11S0R
This one is fixed, The rocker/lifter on exhaust #4, was defective. The engine was sludge free, oil passages open. After removing the rocker arms from the head I pressed down on each lifter, the #4 exhaust was the only one I could collapse by hand. Thanks for t...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Compressor VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Well this one is down the road. I was looking for the thermal amp but as George pointed out this vehicle did not have this item. I totally forgot to check the wiring diagram! Sorry about my poor workmanship. Thanks to George and Andrew for the help. For the re...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L cooling system VIN: 1G3WH52M4T
Thanks everyone for your help on this one. I had many replies like checking for cracked heads, bad head gaskets, coolant fan integrity, plugged rad, and so on. Turns out my greatest fear had come true- the engine had simply overheated and cracked a head. A goo...
1983 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0948D
Thank you to all that have replied. After thourough testing of the DME relay and speed and reference sensors and replacing the ecm and double checking all the powers and ground this engine now runs. Originally found that the speed sensor had no sine wave and t...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
As always, Thanks Everyone for the Replies VERY Helpful. The Ignition Switch Was The culprit. Alex and Vlad from Ontario, and Glenn from California right on the money with the START circuit part of the switch. If you look at a wire Diagram there is a Black w... Trouble codes: 16824, 00750 (Warning lamp Inop).
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
thanks for the help. this car did not come back yet. i believe it will be back in a few weeks. i thought this car would get a speed signal from the abs computer but after reading the replies i realize if i had looked at the service info i would have found the ...
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