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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53802
The car seems to run fine. The complaint is for the MIL light. Three of the codes can be cleared and don't come back on start up; 1164,1457 and po219. The PO661 is a hard code and sets as soon as the engine is started. Our OTC Genisys machine doesn't give us a... Trouble codes: 1164 (air fuel metering), 1457 (aux emission controls), P0661, P0219
1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Alternator VIN: WAUKE54C6M
The charging light is staying on, No volts to alternator (Blue wire)
1998 Audi A4 2.8L Engine Oil VIN: WAUGD28D1W
This Audi is very clean and the owner is a maintenance nut. He never misses any maintenance. About 6 months ago he called us because the low oil indicator came on and he found the crankcase to be two quarts low. We got the vehicle in next day and it was in fac...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6325V
rough idle upon cold start- check engine light on. found four codes, p1250,p0173,p1189,p0301. fuel trim way off. smoked intake and replaced lower hose to crankcase vent valve- smoked three times after- no more leaks. reset computer and test drove several times... Trouble codes: P1250 (air/fuel mixture), P0173 (fuel trim malfunction bank 2), P1189 (mixture deviation cyl 4-6), P0301 (misfire 1 detected)
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starter VIN: 2G4WB55K51
Car was towed in with ignition lock jammed,would not turn either direction. I was able to turn it after some wiggling and replace it. The boss sent the key to the dealer to match the PASSKEY resistor. No problem with reassembly. Next day customer calls to say ...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1G6KY5494X
oil pressure fluctuates between 0-5 psi at idle at 195f and 35-60 psi at 2000 rpm
2002 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y02
Greetings techs, I need some Cadillac help. This SLS has banks 1 and 2 rich codes. I am finding the fuel pressure confusing. What is the fuel pressure supposed to be on this Cadillac when it's running? The only thing MOD says is that it is supposed to be 41-47... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L Battery VIN: 1G1LD55M9S
This car has a parasitic draw causing the battery to go dead, it does not happen every night maybe twice a week. After restoring the charge and retesting the battery the car only has a .2 amp draw. Have checked alternator, interior light circuits, and door loc...
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS1445V
I am just about whipped this afternoon. I have the NAPA delivery truck that was towed in for a no start a few weeks ago. It was out of time so I removed the front timing cover and the chain was broken. replaced the chain and gear set. The truck started but ran... Trouble codes: P0300
1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L tensioner VIN: 1GCCS1444V
Truck came in for a chattering belt tensioner when ac is on.I replaced the tensioner and belt and the tensioner still chatters.When slight throttle is applied the noise goes away.I know the newer chevy trucks have a problem with liquid slugging in the ac compr...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
I need a little help on this one. Truck came in running bad and we found injectors leaking bad. We replaced all the fuel injectors, cap, rotor and wires and plugs. Truck ran better cleared codes and sent customer on his way. Truck came back with check engine l... Trouble codes: P0151 (O2 low), P0154 (Low O2 Activity), P1153 (Insufficient O2 Switching)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T1Y
truck came in originally for cold start run problem NO MIL ran poor for 1st 1km and lack of power in that time, now it's got worst still no MIL. LOW amps fuel pump and volume test OK, when you 1st start fuel trims O and runs rough & misfires random cyls., No p...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L transmission VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
Hello, This blazer came in last month with a bad transmission. No forward or reverse. Fluid was very burnt and lots of metal particles in trans pan. Rebuilt tans installed, coolerlines flushed. The vehicle came back 3 weeks later with a complaint of a shake a...
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W31
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Stall VIN: 2C3EL56TXR
Customer came back after repair. Vehicle starts and runs great. Have already replaced crank sensor but problem still occurs. Concern is that after extended driving engine will die at a stop or while pulling into drive. Customer states that vehicle will also di...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP5L53R
Hello all Have a evap [...] small leak in this unit and have smoked it and showed no leaks,Checked fix base seemed to have a lot of ldp problems and also vents replaced both and still resets the code.. Anyone know if there are any flash updates from chysle... Trouble codes: P0456
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4GH44R8R
customer came in with mil light on and trans not shifting properly figured speed sensor but found tps too high code checked tps reference voltage and found ok but output voltage stays at 4.51 at all times even with tps unplugged the output wire is the same . c...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L drive belt VIN: 1B4GP44R2T
attention all chyrsler techs. this caravan came in with a loud sqeak. first time we put a new belt on it. noise went away for about a week and a half.when the car returned we installed a new tensioner idler and chysler belt. van was good for about a week. when...
2000 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Surge VIN: 1B7GL2AN1Y
This truck came in with the customer complaining of a jerking problem while driving. And she also mentioned it had a high idle I drove it off and on for four days before finally getting it to act up. What I noticed was that after the truck was hot when you slo...
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L lifters VIN: 2B4GP2533Y
engine has noise from front valve cover, like lifter noise but have replaced lifters twice, all are oiling, thought noise may be traveling from lower end so we tore down lower end all bearings good, noise still present and has frequency of lifters, oil clean a...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4GP45381
Hello all! This minivan has a misfire right off idle in gear. You can brake-torque it and it happens pretty regular between just off idle to about 1500 RPM. There are no DTCs, and no misfire counts at all on the scan tool (we use a DRB III). If you pull the E...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Water Leak VIN: 1D7HL42X43
We cleaned drain and tested with water hose, water is getting onto the floor of the cab can't pinpoint entry area. Rain water and car wash adds to water on the floor.
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)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Spark Knock VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Windstar spark knocks and pings, under light to medium throttle. Have checked scope pattern on MAF, and CMP sensors. Have checked fuel pressure. No check engine light. Have noticed low O2 sensor readings indicating lean. Have run top engine cleaner through sys...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L engine compression VIN: JAAGH15E8J
Hello group, This trooper came in with white smoke rolling out of the exhaust. Block test verified a hydrocarbon gases in the cooling system. Head removal and machine shop verified a cracked head. Ordered a remanufactured head and replaced. vehicle will now n...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Blend air doors? VIN: IJ8GW58J22
Hey Jeep guys I have a Grand here with dual zone electronic control HVAC with no heat on EITHER side. I pulled codes 54 and 56 out of the head unit, but for the life of me can't find out what those codes mean!!! Now I know there is a TSB on this concerning the...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L starting VIN: SALPV1440X
this rover came in as a crank no start. using auto logic i scanned computers and found a code for alarm fault. found settings in becm to be wrong reset all settings still no start put a becm in no it will hold settings and start if you leave the key on for 5 m...
1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L No 3-4 Upshift VIN: JT8Z31C9S0
I am trying to help another shop with this one.The vehicle came in with the current problem of NO 4th gear. They have already put in 2 used units, which didn't fix a thing.I checked the engine temp.(thermostat), which works fine.The vehicle speed sensor readi...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Mechanical VIN: JT153UF200
Hey- Toyota and Lexus Tech. Can you please help me with a problem in the aircondition on a Lexus LS400 1996. When i start the aircondition it runs ok. And all presure are ok. After around 20 min. It will not cool more. The high pressure go down to around 10 ba...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Hey folks- just want to pick some brains on an upcoming job with this lexus. It has a leaking rear main seal and Mitchell and all-data say for the trans removal you need to take engine and trans out together and then separate. This is the AWD with the U-140F t...
1988 Mazda 929 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1HC2215J
Customer complained of no power. Checked car and found missing on 3 cylinders 2,5,6 Plugs fuel fowled and no spark. After cap rotor and wire we have spark but plugs and still fowling. Injector drop test ok. Compression ok. Injector ms about 8.0 at idle on all ...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
this vehicle was towed to my shop with no start. I checked for spark no spark found. Hooked up scanner checked for codes no codes present. When i crank the engine the rpm reads about 225 rpm. This makes me think that the crank senser is ok. I checked for power...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Unknown VIN: WDBA43E4RA
Hello to all, this Benz has some climate/heating control issues. There is no heat coming from the floor vents to the rear seats, this does not have rear heat or A/C controls. The vent betwee the seats is always blowing cold air to the rear seat area. There is ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBHA23EXU
This Benz has an intermittant starting problem.Every 3 or 4 starting attempts will result in a no start(but will crank fine).When it does not start,there is no spark and no injector pulse.I was able to test the CKP sensor with my Lab Scope,and even when it won...
1971 MG Midget 1275CC 1st gear and Reverse VIN: UNABLETORE
This one is a two parts question. Honestly, this is the first MG I have ever had the pleasure of working on. This little guy has a growl noise in 1st and reverse gears at all times while vehicle is moving. My first question is: What might I expect to see once ...
1988 Plymouth Reliant America 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3BP46DOJ
customer complains of intermitten power loss, blowing black smoke, excessive fuel consumption when temperature is above 75% ambient temperature on 2.2 plymouth reliant. no codes, check engine lamp dosen't go on when condition happens. have not duplicated condi...
1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P4GH44R6S
Hello again, we took one on that I wish I didn,t. This vehicle has been around the block. When hot this vehicle will stall like you turned the key off. The promblem has been there for a year and a half, but much more pronounced now. The vehicle has to be very ...
1995 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Stall VIN: 1P3ES47C9S
thanks in advance for your time.I am unsure about what is going on here.Only when turning right this car dies.I have done the wiggle test on all wires put cannot duplicate in the shop.It only dies while driving.Speed does not matter,as soon as you turn right i...
1998 Plymouth Voyager Expresso 3.3L MIL Lamp on, cluster VIN: 1P4GP45G1W
Van came in with check engine light on and prndl no disply and speedo intermittent function. All is workin fine, no malfunction at this time. Checked bus lines between pcm and tcm, less then 1 ohm, bout half an ohm. P1698 in obd 2 code display on snap-on brick... Trouble codes: P1698, 36, ABS, B0CM, B0CM, B0CM, B0CM
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E93
This vehicle came into me on the hook. No crank no start. There was no mil light windows wouldn't work. It acted like it was in accessary not run or crank. Found bad wire to ignition switch, ran new wire vehicle started and everythig worked. Vehicle towed in f... Trouble codes: B1369 (Device ignition 0 unlock/on/start), B1379 (Device ignition 3 on circuit open), B2965 (Key in ignition circuit open), U1000 (Class 2 data link malfunction)
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L Clutch VIN: WD0CB2940L
car came in with clutch not releasing. found clutch disc rubber dampner broken (old style clutch). we replaced clutch disc,(spring type disc), pressure plate, and bearing. the flywheel was not machined, it looked in good condition. the problem developed after ...
1997 Saturn SL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZF5282V
Hi Everyone Hope this is an easy one for you saturn techs. as you already know 97 sl1 5 speed, runs great but code 1404, and no info. Recent engine swap due to a rod knock, out test driving it when code sets. (engine rpm 2749) closed loop(39mph) 27% load 10in... Trouble codes: 1404 (manufacture specific)
2000 Saturn SL1 1.9L power locks,,and misc.inop VIN: IGSNZ27658
intermittantly blows body fuse,,,problem just started no history of any related repairs ,,,any suggestions in this area would be greatly appreciated,,,thanks in advance Doug.
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L 1st to 2nd VIN: JT3VN66W9J
Going down hill it shifts great and has power in all gears,go up hill and takes off with good power then shifts to 2nd and has no power,after picking up speed has power,Manualy shift from low to second to drive,alittle difference,but not much.When it shifts to...
1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TARN81AXR
hi all iatn devotees. i have 2 toyota pick-ups. 1 runs - 1 does not. the one that starts and runs is my personal drive. the one that doesn't i may soon own if i don't fix it. came in the hook and had no fuel pressure. replaced fuel pump. still cranked but woul...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L turn signals VIN: 4T1BG22K6V
l/f turn signal flashes fast intermittently ( when wet she notices it more per customer) checked to make sure the right bulbs installed/checked for corrosion at grounds & sockets (car very clean) voltage drop .001 at socket. no water getting into lens area /us...
2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GM84R64
This vehicle sets a mis fire code p301(only)within a 2 day span. Every Freeze frame data shows around 30 mph,1700-1900 rpm,50-60% load,coolant 130-170 degrees.Customer never "feels" a mis fire but light is consistant,no noticible miss detected,mileage consista... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSF29M0Y
vehicle runs well idles well has power but not like it should. Hope someone else can steer us in the right direction on this car. As I see it Hittler is getting his revenge now. Trouble codes: 1248 (injection control start deviation)
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V7Y
Believe problem in power supply to fuel injection system. Has anyone had a particular place to look? Customer has no complaint to runability problem, just check engine light coming on. Trouble codes: P1582 (idle adaptation at limit), P1225 (cyl 1 fuel inj circut also P1226 cyl 21227 cyl 31228 cyl 4), P1451 (secondary air injection sys circut), P1421 (secondary air injection valve circut), P1425 (tank vent valve), P1472 (evap em control LDP circut)
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M41
well we do not work with volkswagens much but this one came in with lean codes and a mass air flow sensor codes, so another tech here cleaned the dirty mass air flow sensor and customer said car was good and had more power, well the car is back with a lean cod...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3VWDD21C62
i have very little/limited information on vehicle.customer complaint of no a/c. checked pressures on gauges,and found to have refrigerant in system.cooling fans not coming on,nor is compressor.
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: YV1LW5570W
Car came in and cust states hard start and has been for 6 months, temp guage erratic and fans run as soon as key on, and ck engine light on. It went to another shop and they did what I would have they replaced ECT... didnt help. when I got the car the switch s... Trouble codes: 123 (ect)
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LZ56DXX
code 137b : o2 sensor voltage low (behind cat o2) . o2 done elsewhere 1 month ago , pulled out rear o2 looks ok . aftermarket cat similar to o.e. (small cat then o2 then large cat) . rear o2 responds normally cold (.1-.8 volts)but after 1+ hour running o2 volt... Trouble codes: P0137
2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L camshafts VIN: YV1LV60D4Y
hey everybody. got myself into a situation here with this 2000 volvo v 70 r all wheel drive. it has a 2.4 turbo twin cam and i am replacing the timing belt and the cam seals. well i got it apart and realize i need a special tool to line the cams up. alldata gi...
2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L Driveline VIN: YV1RH58DX2
HELP! This s60 feels like a 4x4 truck while driving around our parking lot. It also feels a little like its being held back while driving at most speeds.We have checked fluids and set tire pressures to the sticker in gass flap.all tires are the same and close ...

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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA4644L
It turned out to be cam timing on left bank. Even though ignition timing was correct, it was off one tooth. Someone before must have reset timing. Thanks to all that replied.
2002 Acura MDX 3.5L rear a/c blower inop VIN: 2HNYD18212
Gooooood morning everyone. I first want to start off with an apoligy. I fixed this vehicle a little over a week ago, but was unable to get to the computer due to a death in the family. And out of 13 replies, all 13 were right in stating that the rear blower mo...
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L power seat and tilt column VIN: WBADS43453
Thanks to everyone. Problem was seat switch. No apparent signs of damage or broken seat bolster. Installed new switch problem gone.
2000 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB55K02
got a ton of responses to this one. before i opened this request i ran a static engien compression test had about 150 psi in all cylinders. after reading all the responses i decided to do a comp test on cylinder number 4 with the engien running. came up with o... Trouble codes: P0300 (miss fire code).
1996 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L battery VIN: 1G6ET1295T
Thanks to all who put there ideas out there for us. as all turns out (Iknow the suspense is killing you all) We chased ourselves front to back more times than we care to mention, we started eliminating circuits from the class 2 bus and were able to narrow it d...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L shifting VIN: 2GCEC19K2P
we replaced e,c,m, and that fixed it, 4 of 5 replies suggested same, the other asked about shift sol,thank you all.
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Internal Trans VIN: 1GNEC16K8S
Thanks for the replies. Many of you provided some very helpful information. On the other hand some were very discouraging. The most important thing needed in any task is confidence, so to the one's who sat on mine... this isn't rocket science. What I did find ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
the fix was a new distributor thanks for all the help it was greatly apperciated Thanks Sam Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L headlights VIN: 1Y1SK5282W
First of all thanks to all who replyed with greatly appreciated information.The vehicle was turned over to me from another shop with the information I had presented.I was about to stay late the other night and search for the grounds and perhaps run a seperate ...
1999 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCGK29J3X
I bolted this thing all back together and had exactly the same misfire as before I pulled the intake off. Gerry from Michigan questioned the scanner and that was the path to resolving the problem. When I manually pulled the ignition wires off at the plug and r...
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1Y1SK5287Y
Thanks to all who replied. This car has seperate grounds for everything, the #1 Junction block at the left kick panel had a voltage drop of about 2 volts on the ground side, looks like it might have been a flood car. Replaced block with used one, fixed everyth...
1998 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L exterior lamps VIN: 4C3AU52N7W
thanks robert and marty,found junction behind left side of dash,fonnd damaged wire from previous alarm install
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L wippers,headlights VIN: 1B4GP54LXT
We ended up telling the customer to see dealer for this concern. Customer did not want to pay for diagnosis & seeing wrong wires plugged in & many electical problems, we washed our hands of this one. Customer was not understanding of the time problems like the...
1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B3ES47C1V
hello all nine replies were very helpfull crank sensor wires were okay, didnt find any bare wires at drivers side of cylinder head .after all the check up including wiggle test i decided to secure all suspected wiring harnesses, took car on a very long roadtes...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L gauges VIN: 1B4GT44L8W
the fix was the instrument cluster, thanks for all the help.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF2371G
thanks to this awesome web site, andrew had me back diagnosing and we found the problem within 20 minutes after i read his reply. the fix was 2 hoses with small cracks at the canister, we had to unplug purge valve to provide constant vacuum to the lpd start tr... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455.
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 4WD engagement VIN: 1B4HS48Z62
Took a chance on new module, and its fixed. Also have comm. now. Seems to be fairly common on these.
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4GP74L93
Thanks to everyone who wrote me i found it right away its mounted on the bumper behind the grille i can see it looking through the grille i took out the left headlight and i can get to the plug but the sucker is rivited to the bumper so i had to loosen top of ... Trouble codes: 1491 (rad fan open).
1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP5OU6L
Well I feel stupid. I was running the vehicle in the shop and engine died. Acted like a module failure. I looked at the plug in at the module and it was not plugged in all the way. The clip is weak allowing the plg tale to back out, I just missed it when insta...
1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Hydraulic System VIN: 1FACP54Y8M
Fixed! Thank you to Ted from Missouri for pointing us in the right direction. I will also say thank you to Brian from British Columbia even though he was 12 hours late on informing us of the fix, but he was right. Problem turned out to be the aftermarket boost...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
As I THOUGHT SOMETHING OBVIOUS, would you belive three bad cam sensors in a row, aftermarket parts of course, local dealer didnt have one, got a genuine'syncronizer' from ford, runs great, Laneard hit it on the head, this job would be so much easier if we coul... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor ithink due to extended crank).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5141T
this windstorm is fixed... many thanks to all who took the time - i had lost my way... i thank all of those that made suggestions, i find it helpful to sometimes crawl out of the forest, so i can see the trees... i had two problems, - first we had to remove up... Trouble codes: P0306, P0171, P0171.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X7V
The problem ended up being the cam sensor wasn't on the #1 cylinder when i took it out.I put it on tdc and it worked fine now Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vents VIN: 1FAFP6633W
we changed the cabin air filter which was stoped up but this did not help with the problem but it did create much more air flow. the day we finished that repair the ambient temperature droped considerably so my customer decided to wait till spring. we think th...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6533W
Hi had to wait for authoration to pull motor and we found that whom so ever replaced this engine left 2 extra tourque converter nuts in somewhere they distroyed the crank sensor the sensor housing and the flywheel pickup bars We put together and runs great tha...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA514XW
thanks guys it was the timing chain SHOULD HAVE KNOW BUT IT WAS A REBUILT MOTOR 2 TEARS OLD
1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L water pump VIN: D6TM305394
we replaced fan clutch, although it was not noisy or had any loose motion in shaft. one member recommended this along with fan blade. blade had to be replaced anyhow because it was damaged when pump housing broke in half.
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A8Y
thank you: jeff from alabama, stewart from arizona, jesse from nevada and lester from ca. almost all the replys indicated maf, and indeed it was the maf. here is what we did and we think what happened: we read data from a same model car, maf reading at idle ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W21
Sorry for taking so long to close this request. Mike and Ernest suggested moving the wiring harnes as it goes from the left inner fender near the air box toward the valve cover. That is where the problem was. I had to move the harness quite a bit, but got to w...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP18162
the replies i recieved were of no help-seems one other person had similar problem with no success-due to the lack of technical info. we advised the customer to take it back to the dealer who should have a the vehicle specific scan equipment as well as proper d...
1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: SALPV1244X
I cleared the check engine light. Test drove vehicle and have had no more problems with the vehicle. Customer has been driving the vehicle for over one month with out any check engine lights. If the vehicle comes back. I will go the route of replacing the tran...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF11E7L
after installing another dealer pump,flushing the system and installing an in line filter we think we have a fix.so far so good.thank you everyone for your help.sorry it took so long to close,the customer needed the car and drove it the way it was for a while....
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
this vehicle had 2 problems affecting the cruise control. after replacing the cruise control brake switch, the cruise control would not stay engaged. to correct this , we replaced ecm and had to have flashed by a dealer because of security system.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA9OD5M
fixed this car with a fuel pressure regulator. i was not blocking the return hose off enough so the pressure never came up. removed the return line from the regulator to the tank and blocked it off pressure increased to 95 psi. installed a new regulator and th...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L Unknown VIN: WDBGA32E4P
Thanks for all the input. Found a foreign object at the modulator in the vacuum line. After removing the object the vehicle shift and drives much better. Thanks again for all the help.
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L wipers VIN: WDBEA92E5S
Hey Everyone, Many thanx to Tim [...] for their replies. Tim replied in less than an hour of posting, thanx Tim. Tim & Kenneth both have repaired these 'ghost' wipers with switch replacements, But Seth stated that I may stil...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L rear suspension VIN: WDBNG70J1Y
Dear Friends, thanks to Paul and Dave the car is now fixed. We installed a rear subframe bushings set #[...] at the rear axle. We left the 2 front busing in, because the tool is very expensive. We only ordered the rear 'press-in-tool {#[...].00...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Ignition system
We finally figured it out. It was the wiring harness. It had gotten pinched during the engine swap, which we did not do. We finally found the pinch and got it fixed.
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L engine VIN: WV2YB0257J
The problem was that the main bearings were standard but the crank was .25mm under, only the main brg.under the cam drive gear was the correct size. The brg at the pulley end was in backwards and not aligned with the dowel. The inner thrust brg was in backward...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2KC0701P
After many hours of fiddling with this car I was able to get it to pass the emissions test,but after the test it began running rich under load. As per two suggestions I replaced the vacuum hose to the ecm. The hose needs to be 3.2mm ID and 1 meter long. I had ...
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