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2000 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH28DOY
We have four scan tools in the shop and cannot monitor both oxygen sensors to test cat, efficiency. I suspect that both cats are bad but hesitate to replace them and have a repeat failure. Does anyone have advice about what the cause might be or is this a comm... Trouble codes: P0421, P0431
1992 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBAHJ631XN
Hello BMW tech's, we have battery that is going dead overnite. Did a draw test with a test lite and the lite is bright, we happen to have the exact car in the shop and did a draw test on that one and the lite is not on at all. So we pulled all the fuses and mo...
1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L wiring VIN: WBAGJ8324T
Hi, Group, We've just installed a used engine in this 740 and have one connector on the engine harness that we cannot find a home for. And of course, no 96-98 740's in the shop this week. This wire comes out of the front of the left plastic wiring housing on ...
2000 BMW 740i 4.4L brake light on VIN: WBAGG8349Y
Hey guys, I hope someone out there can assist me with this one. Red brake light is on and the check control display reads check brake lining. Inspected codes with the Snap on Modis under the anti lock brakes and I retreived code 108. Modis is telling be it's a...
2000 BMW M5 5.0L vanos VIN: WBSDE9342Y
Good evening Bavaria lovers. This M5 is leaking oil out of the right vanos unit where the wiring harness goes in. Our question is, can we just pull off the cover plate and replace the o-rings on the solenoids without disturbing anything else? Will the valves s...
1989 Buick Century 2.5L Misfire
hey guys im pulling my hair out on this one. int this buick quits firing on the #3 cylinder. the misfires comes and goes int. more noticable when hot. i have replaced coils , changed module, changed crank sensor, still have same problem. plugs and wires have a...
1997 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP52K2V
This Lesabre stall more when cold. Will stall sitting at idle. Mainly stalls when you back ut of the shop and then put it into drive. Fuel pressure stayed at 40spi when last stall occured. Sounds like it is really sucking the air right before this happens. Noi...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K02
i've read all the posts pertaining to this miss fire code, but,,, p0300 ignition miss fire is cylinder number 4 only. client came from the gm dealer they installed new wires and plugs, did not cure the problem. now i have the car. miss fire data is literally o... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire code)
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J2Y
Thank you in advance for any ideas. I am getting a persistent egr low voltage code. I replaced the connector on the egr valve, as I could get the signal to disappear while wiggling the connector, and found a broken terminal inside. However, the problem has ret... Trouble codes: P0405
1982 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1CQAY0785C
Hello all, this corvette came to me from a body shop. The problem is the brake pedal goes to floor. This is a four wheel disc brake car. The current owner bought it wrecked in the front, with the frame work done. After doing some of the work the body was no...
1989 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GTDC14K9K
Thanks in advance for any help or advice on this problem. When this truck came to me the check engine light was burning, black smoke was coming out of the tail pipe and it was hesiting. We put the scanner on the computer and found the map sensor not working at...
1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3G1JC1246S
hello guys sorry no luck with the fiat sent it out. this cavalier runs good off idle but has a poor idle. its our companys used car. the fuel pressure is good and no egr is hanging up. plugs, wires arew good. the only code is ecm quad driver fault. replaced th...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L speedometer VIN: 1GNCT18W7T
This vehicle has two intermittant problems that have not yet happened simultaneously (I don't think they are related). Problem #1: The speedometer needle will occasionally act like it is momentarily sticking. So far, only at highway speeds, the needle will no...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L wait to start light VIN: 1GCGK24FVZ
97 Chevy K2500 wait to start light comes on, you start the truck and the light goes off, about 3 seconds later the wait to start light comes back on for about a second and goes back out. I scanned for codes and found none. Truck starts and runs good with no sm...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L remote door locks VIN: 1CGEK19T0X
Is it possible to reprogram a keyless remote from different year models of chevrolet trucks? I have 3 remotes and have been able to get only one reprogrammed to operate the locks. Don't know if the units are defective or if there is another way to program oth...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L srs VIN: 1GCDM19W6Y
Have a 2000 chev astro w/ srs air bag light on. Found codes b1000 sdm fault and b0024 drivers front deployment loop. Replaced clock spring and still hve same codes. Do not have drivers front air bag load test resister to confirm air bag. Has anyone seen sdm mo...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX03E6Y
Hi. I hope someone can help. I ran sec air pump thru scanner...pump change in O2 sensor readings. Turns out there is no power supply to the vacuum solenoid that controls the air pump check valves. Can anyone tell me where the power supply to the sole... Trouble codes: P0412 (Sec Air Inj Valve A Malf), P0418 (Sec Air Inj Relay A Malf)
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Security Light VIN: 2G1WX15K91
When the car is parked in Houston (100degF) heat all day and I start it the Security Light comes on solid. Every thing works perfect. After I drive for a while with the ac on and the interior cools down the Security Light starts to flash. Everything still work...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJC34181
This Duramax diesel does not start for lack of fuel (6.6 liter) Scanner shows no codes present. Scanner reading for fuel pressure reads 1.0 MPa Always. There is a small fuel pump on left side of chassis between rear and front fuel tanks. If I feed it power, no...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U02
this truck resets this code intermitantly.have replaced rear sensor,ran new wires from pcm to sensor ,changed pcm and still has lower reading than bank 1 sensor 2. sometimes will take days to make light come back on. thank you for now Trouble codes: P0157 (b2b2)
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13ZX2
This truck came to me from a local dealer. The MIL is on with a P0300 random missfire code. Scan data shows cylinder 3 to be missfiring badly and cylinder 1 occasionlly. Cylinder #1 seams to only miss when cold but #3 missfires almost all the time. I swapped t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire)
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L exterior lamps VIN: 4C3AU52N7W
i need to find the location of exterior lamp circuit junction block,thanks for any help
1994 Dodge Viper 8.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3BR65EBR
Viper from heck! Original complaint from customer, die out condition. Cool down situation, after tow in, no conditions present. Customer complant of overheating ccondition also. Inspect systems, hot soak and die out condition, experience of situation relates t...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine valve train VIN: 1B4GP44R3V
Has anyone seen too much valve lift on the 3.3l engine, I wonder if the lifter could be overlifting the valve and contacting the cover or if I have the wrong cover for the replaced cylender head. Any suggestions would be welcomed. Thanks in advance A.C.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1B4GP54L5V
Ok everyone this one has me stumped. When you start the vehicle or just turn the key on. The cluster lights up and everything works fine. But when you step on the brake pedal or turn the steering wheel the digital part for gear selection get all boxes around t...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 1B4GT74L3X
Thanks for taking a look at this post! I have a grand caravan that will occasionally overheat the rear brakes to the point of smoking. I have only seen it actually happen once, although It seems to occur two or three times per month. When I did see it happen, ...
1979 Fiat X1/9 1.5L alternator
there could be two types of alternators for this car internal or external.where would the regulator be located at and what would it look like. also a wirieng diagram would help.wiring looks like it has been spliced so not sure of what is wrong.
1947 Ford WOODY .0L horn VIN: F10JK71125
this one is for all the older techs out there, this 1947 ford horn circuit is of a very simple design but has me stumped. the electrical system is positive ground. the horn operation is normal but if you have your arm resting on the window frame and let off th...
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L MLP Sensor VIN: 2FTHF26M6M
I am needing a wiring diagram for this truck's MLP sensor. I had it shifting correctly after disassembling/cleaning contacts/reassembling the MLP sensor last night. Tonight I replaced the MLP with the newer part which requires changing the connector. The truck...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
Think I am missing the obvious here, cranking tries to start, sometimes starts and runs fine, runs if fake fuel introduced like not getting injector pulse, runs fine most of the time when starts, sometimes has a miss, scan data when not starting, 500 rpm, ipw ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor ithink due to extended crank)
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FBSS13F4W
Hi all i have this E350 that has a problem when accelerating hard. At idle the vehicle will run forever but if i give it heavy acceleration it will begin to miss and lose power If i persist it will shut down and will be a hard start. I checked the fuel filter ... Trouble codes: P0113 (IAT hi input), P1670 (Electronic feed back signal not detected), P0470 (Exhaust sensor sensor circuit malfunction)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1131X
i have a real stumper on my hands. this car was at a ford dealer for one month besides being at another shop before that. this car will start and run until it gets very hot. it will shut off while driving and crank sometimes like it is out of time. it sometime...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Heated seats VIN: 1FMZU34EOX
Hi Group: Need some help on this one. Heated seats are inop. Pulled wiring diag from shop key and checked for power and ground. Both feeds show good and ground ckt tests good. Both seats exihibt same symptoms,push button and nothing happens. Both stopped worki...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMZU67E71
Customer complaint engine stalls at idle or when parking No DTC are present.Trans operates normal at speed,shifts ok convertor locks up as it should.Intermitently at idle in drive or reverse the idle will surge,car will buck and engine will die,if you shift to...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34S92
i recently replaced the engine with a ford reman. unit 10 cylinder 6.8l, the old engine had a rod knock but no service engine soon light on. engine runs normally but code p0340(camshaft position sensor) keeps turning on the service engine soon light. i have re... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FTYR10U53
the customer states that when he puts fuel in the truck it will take about 20 min. to put 8 gal. of fuel in. i have looked at the vent tube and removed the fuel tank and see nothing wrong with eather of them.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW072X3
Howdy Ever body! This is just great, trying to land a new fleet account and they have a contract with Enterprize management. Enter prize doesnt believe in valve port cleaning or injector flushes or for that matter transmission services on units with more than ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L power windows VIN: 1FT5F30S34
power windows, odometer and interior lights don't work on this f-350. all fuses check ok.from what i can tell the accessory delay relay is not getting a power or ground from the battery saver relay. the diagram i pulled up from all data says the battery saver ...
1996 Geo Metro 1.0L headlights VIN: 2C1MR2266T
no headlights,high or low beam will come on when you pull and hold flash to pass? 12v at bulb connectors,don't seem to have grd. is there a relay or poss. combination switch? relays under hood ok, fuses all ok. bulbs new. any help apreciated. thanks
2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13WXY
Hello all. This Jimmy is trying my patiance. It will start & idle normal for the first 2-3 min then B1 O2 heads towards it comfort zone of 3mv with no movement and ST fuel trim goes to 192. B2 is going a little lean to compensate ST FT 117. B1 is dumping fuel,... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1S1 lean), P0300 (multi missfire)
1983 Honda Accord SE 1.8L no charge VIN: JHMSZ5425D
PULLING MY HAIR OUT!!!I have this 83 accord,came in with the charge light on test alt out put-0 volts 4.1 amps diodes unable because it wont idle down(i know a usual effect of no charge condition)I put a reman alternator and an aftermarket(non-honda)regulator ...
2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L tcm VIN: JNKAY41EX3
This car was brought to us because the trans is stuck in fail safe. It had codes for all the silonoids controled buy the tcm. The harness was checked all ok and power and grond was checked to the tcm (voltage drop)- all ok. I ordered a tcm from infinity. With ...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 1st gear VIN: 4S2DM58W92
Techs,This vehicle came to me after customer noticed problem and went to quick change place and had a trans flush, with no success.On a moderate acceleration, in low gear, before the shift, the trans shudders, then grabs. Depending on how hard the acceleration...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2742V
We don't get the pleasure of dealing with too many of this breed (thankfully) but every so often we do cross this cat's path. This one came in with a p0352 ignition coil fault, and ran poorly. We checked coil resistances and all were identical and consistant. ... Trouble codes: P0352
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L abs VIN: SAJKX6247W
I've looked in Ondemand and Alldata and they both say the same. ABS light is on and we can't get codes without the JAGUAR PDU. Is there anyway to get codes without it? Thanks.
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6046X
i am guessing the fuel pump is bad. i don't want to spend 429.00 if that isn't the problem. any other suggestions or tests i might try. my other thought is the fuel pressure sensor but the guy at the jaguar dealer said he never sold one? any help would be appr... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lean)
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Front Brakes VIN: 1J4GL48K92
The left front brake on this Jeep will overheat at expressway speeds all the time. Front end will start pulsing violently. I can drive this Jeep all day around town with out any problem. One trip on the highway at 70 MPH and it gets hot. What am I missing?
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3XA26K4L
Hello everyone. This vehicle will start and run ok for about 5 minutes. After the 5 or so minutes it will start running poorly(acts lean) then die. It is possible to keep vehicle running by spraying carb cleaner in the intake. I just replaced the fuel pump bec...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L wipers VIN: WDBEA92E5S
Hello IATN folks, We have this Benz with intermittent operation of the front wipers with the switch off. We have experienced the customer complaint sitting in the shop running @ idle. Wipers run 1/2 to one full swipe. There was no pattern to the wipers running...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F5T
Car came in with check engine light on. Had code P0170. Cleared code for customer and code reset in a few days. Still had code P0170 system too rich. We had replaced the air mass sensor about one year ago for the same code, so we replaced the air mass sensor a... Trouble codes: P0170
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65F5W
This car has no spark. The injectors are working. We can smell the unburned fuel. I thought for sure it was a crank position sensor (reference sensor). We installed a new sensor, still no start. We have a SnapOn MB cartridge. No codes are to be found. We look ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBJF65F4W
Hey guys, I got this mercedes that keeps blowing out the brake light bulbs. I found the illumination control module controls all the brake lights. The high mount brake lights also out. I attempted to install the Snap on Modis to communicate but it doesn't give...
2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33452
Attn Mini techs , I am trying to reassemble this mini , not the supercharged model , this is the naturally aspirated unit.My question is relativly simple.There is an electrical connector I cannot account for.It comes out of the harness for the injectors and is...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stays in 3rd gear VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
I am having an issue with a Nissan Stanza where at times the vehicle upon take off will be in 3rd gear and will not acclerate or shift. I have noticed that the speedometer fluctuates wildly at idle. I noticed that the speedometer is always at 0 until you start...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
Car came in for stalling and miss first start up of the day. Found owner had installed wrong plugs, so replaced. Then found fuel pump weak, and filter stopped up. Car appeared to be fixed. Ran in stall for 1-2 hours, test drove through traffic and highway 4 di... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB5TD43
customer brought car in ses lite on ,says he had it checked ... cam sensor , put the red brick on generic obd . PO340 cam sensor sounds simple , replaced cam sensor on end of cylinder head , still sets same code , runs rough ,erratic under load ,misses badly c... Trouble codes: P0340
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G3AG55MXR
car runs good 90% of the time . some times when started check englight comes on then wont accelerate.the feeling is simmilar to a bad accelerator pump on a carb.the problem is when you cycle the key during testing the problem goes away for some times days or m... Trouble codes: 341 (cam sensor signal problem)
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C5X
hi everyone, had the car in several months ago for a miss. found to be cylinder #6. replaced the spark plugs and did a motor vac. the car ran fine. previous to us someone else had replaced the wires and we could see where one was burn on the valve cover at #6.... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire), P0603 (control module lt mem reset), P1599 (engine stall or near stall)
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L right side wheel VIN: 1G3WS52KXX
Thanks to everone in advance, this car on right hand turns has a metallic clicking noise from under the hood, sounds like cv joint but the noise is more metal on metal sounding. The noise only occurs when you turn to the right, going forwards or backwards, if ...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Oil Consumption VIN: 1G2WR121XX
Hope you all might be able to help with a problem with one of my personal cars. I purchased this car in July over the internet. We are a brake and suspension facility so this is somewhat out of my area. 99 Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Super Charged. The problem is it ha...

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1996 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA88DXT
thanks to all who replied i replaced the t-stat all is well. the t-stat was broken & stuck open part way hence the screwy readings. i did not take t belt off i simply slid it off the teeth to the edge of the cam gear. plenty of room /was done in about 40... Trouble codes: P0116 (ect cicuitrange/performance problem).
1993 BMW 740i 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGD4323P
well thanks to every body this car is fixed. we tested every part you guy's told us about and the one that stood out was the coil waveform @ the ecm signal gone and back again before the engine could cut off. i still was not sure because we did not know a lot ...
1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW53L1N
Thank you very,very much for the helpful replies that I recieved from the 12 members that took their valuable time to answer my help request. However, the customer never came back despite him wanting his car fixed and after several times we talked on the phone... Trouble codes: 43 (knock sensor est).
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L lower intake gasket VIN: 1G4CU5216S
well I follewed my gut and everybodys advice and repaired w/silcone.I've never had a problem like this before but only w/this 3.8 v-6.I've always used silcone on end seals before even on the old small block time a cork end seal bit me.on other 3.8 v...
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L electrical system VIN: 2G4WB52K1Y
I would like to thank everyone that replied to the help request, once I had a good electrical schematic of the ignition switch and could identify which wires should have power on them I used a headlight to verify that the circuits were carrying sufficient curr...
1982 Chevrolet K10 Custom 5.7L Steering/Suspension VIN: IGTEK14HXC
Thanks again for the 30 or so replys. Seems though even when the steering stabilizers look new, when removed and manually inspected, they were not providing enough dampening to the steering. Replaced w/new Skyjacker dual stabilizers. Death wobble is no more. T...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L heater core VIN: 2GCEK19K6R
updated and added grounds per multiple recommendations, replaced heater core (again), flushed the coolant. car has been gone long enough to anticipate that the problem is solved. Thanks so much for the help!!!
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF55E6Y
Great news! This Impala is running again. The car became very intermitent in when it would decide to act up so after fixing I wanted the customer to use it awhile before closing with the fix. It seemed that after wiggling the key and many cranks the problem wa...
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDM19W71
Paul from Ontario hit it on the head. Replaced control arm bushings on both sides, noise is gone.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L shift patterns VIN: 1GCEK19TX1
Sorry for the late reply and close to this one. As it turns out Anthony from Colorado hit this one on the head, The transfer case control module did the trick, evidently this is really a common problem, as far as the trouble code CO362 Edward from South Caroli...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1G1ND52512
Hi to all and thanks for the info. Paul, Nicklaus, Robert, Wayne, and Jason were right on the money with a plugged cat converter. Was going to check back pressure by taking out the front o2 sensor. Started car just to check quick and the car came alive. Checke...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L7T
Better close before I forget. I got a lot of replys for this one. I decided to go with the least expensive first. I replaced the ign. switch and cleaned the pcm connectors. It will be awhile before I know if it is fixed since it would go for a month or more be...
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L 3 and 4th VIN: 3C3EL45HOV
yes, thanx so much everone for your replies. some said speed sensors others said tcm but patrick hit the nail on the head with the connecter that goes into the tcm. we had loose terminals in the connecter. closed the terminals in to make a tighter fit and 'boo...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L starter VIN: 2C3HC56G7X
thank you all for your time, aaron, dwayne,raymond, david,bill, barrie, bob, jason, great points to check power to solenoid, grounds. we had checked these out to no avail, ended up taking vehicle to dealer for reconfigure, flash ecm, and now works fine.
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L clutch VIN: 1B3ES46C7Y
It is finally fixed. I am now a real tech. LOL I shoulda figured it out sooner but the customer is a pain in the neck. He would never give me the time! I had a vision one night, I realized that I am getting ground at the pigtail at the back of the compressor, ...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC12Y4Y
Thank you for all the help!!! It turned out to be both o2 sensors were bad it would run fine till it went into closed loop. Trouble codes: P0132.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.7L Exhaust Rocker Arm VIN: 1D7HA16K42
We really appreciate all of the suggestions provided by fellow tech's. We tried everything offered and did not find a fix for our problem. We have done more research than I care to keep up with. Rex found a tsb for a for 4.6 litre engine that had a similar Pro...
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L speedo VIN: 1D4GP25R35
Thanks to all that sent in replies, when the van went to the dealer they flashed the new pcm, but failed to set pinion factor, after spending 2 hours rechecking all wiring it only took two minutes with the modis to reset pinion factor all works well..
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L crank thrust washer VIN: 3FALP1136W
Wound up replacing the engine with a 60k mile wrecking yard unit. Haven't torn down to inspect thrust bearing yet, but noticed there was enough play to scrape the crank sensor. Thanks to all replies-
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Lack of power VIN: 1FDWF3650X
I would like to start by thanking all those that responded, unfortunatly this truck remains not repaired at this time. I had some people advise on checking the crank pulley for play. Others mentioned about vacuum leaks in the pcv hoses. I had already monitored...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 1FAFP6639Y
Thanks to all that offered help. I finally had time to work on my own car and found the problems. The engine has mechanical lifters and did not bend any valves. I removed the cams and checked the lifters for binding in the bore. They all checked ok. I inje...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil in diesel VIN: 1FDXF46F72
You guys are the best. Thank you very much. Just like you'll said i pulled the injectors and found the problem to be the o-ring on number seven was damaged. I replaced all of them assembled the motor and everything is perfect. I made sure and drained the oil a...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Power steering fluid VIN: 1HGCA5626J
You guys were right on the money suggesting the pump front seal was sucking air. We removed the pump and pulley to inspect the seal and I can't believe that no fluid was leaking for how worn the seal looked. We replaced the pump and rebled the system. Everythi...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start, no MIL koeo VIN: SALPM164X2
Thank you to all who replied. I had to let the vehicle go because the next logical step was to use a ROVACOM, AUTOLOGIC, or OTHER PROPTIETARY SCAN TOOL to check the status of the security system and attempt to reset. I don't have access to these tools so it re...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Draw VIN: JT6HF10U0X
Unfortunately the customer did not wish to pursue a repair at this time as he was in the process of selling the car. Evidently the draw only became apparent after they had purchased the replacement car and let this one sit. The battery would then go dead withi...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L charging VIN: 1LNLM97USY
thanks guys for your help. I found the problem at the vic i had a bad connection on pin 21 at the vic. I first checked for power at the fuse and at connector 217 . I had power at the fuse and lost it by connector 217 . this had me pull vic out and test i had a...
1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L air delivery/temp control VIN: 1070444120
Thanks to all who responded. The reason for the delay in posting this fix is that I wanted to talk to the reman. of the servo befor installing the second one and have it take out another amp. The first sevo burned out 2 amps. I was never able to talk with some...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L high idle VIN: WDB1070461
thanks for all ten replies that i received.martin,hank,alain,phillip,randy,michael,david and steve all gave good tips and steve provided the complete pin out list that i believed i it turned out i had already figured out what went to where but steve'...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E7R
Thanks for the help everybody. Not sure car is fixed because was so intermentant & customer not driving car right now. I pulled the base module & seen what looked like terminal 41 was cracked at the solder joint.This was some of the info someone gave me. So I ...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L tachometer VIN: WMWRE33433
I found water in the connector on the left kick panel but could not get the tach. to function. I think the problrm is a bad module on the right kick panel but don't have the proper scan tool to test it. I am sending the car to the dealer to confirm this.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L ride VIN: JN8AR05SXV
yes this vehicle was repaired , the fix were the rear trailing arm bushings. replaced all 4 . thanks alot for your replies. all of you were a great help. iatn to the rescue again.
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX53L12
Well thanks for all the replies, Turned out to be that after we broke the starter, we ordered a new starter and crank pulley, we figured pulley might be slipping and making the tdc marks off. Well the the new balancer was wrong, the sheilds on the back of the ...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Hesitation, spark knock VIN: IG2WP52K42
thanks for all the help found that at idle backpressure on cat was about 1 psi and 3500rpm when to 5 psi replace cat vehical was still misfireing on #3 and now #6 replace plugs with oems still had misfire good friend cam over from gm dealer and we tested the f...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, evap VIN: 3VWTG69M71
We ran the evap test several times, passing evey time. All replies led to all the items the dealer had already replaced so we decided no to toss more parts at it without knowing for sure. Customer will wait until problem can be duplicated. She picked up the ca... Trouble codes: P0442.
1989 Volvo 760 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1GA8750K
Thanks for all the great responses. many of you responded that the mass airflow sensor is a common cause of this problem. another person responded that the radio supression relay could be the cause. The fix turned out to be very simple the gray wire going to t...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LW5521R
Thanks to all who replied. I never did manage to repeat the stalling concern after hooking up lab scope, so I went with the 'intellegent guess' method based on all your replies: I replaced the cam position sensor and fuel pump relay. I did manage to pull the D...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5548T
I would like to thank everyone for their replies. Couple of the guys said that the a/c pressure sensor would be the problem and some said the fuel pressure sensor. After disconnecting the a/c pressure sensor the check engine light would come on but without any... Trouble codes: P1307 (Accelerometer Signal Low), P0450 (EVAP Pressure Sensor Malfunction), P0455 (Evap Control System Gross Leak Detected).
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YVITS90D51
Thanks for all the help, you all were right. I sent the owner to the dealer and they repaired the throttly body under warrenty. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P1603.
2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L electric window VIN: YVITS90D51
Thanks for all the help, you all were right. I sent the owner to the dealer and they reprogramed the computer and now everything works. Thanks again.
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