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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D8V
Hi folks, This 97 Audi A8 Quattro is kickin my back-side! I am in the process of replacing the fuel pump assembly, and canít figure out how to install the new module assy; keep the sender gasket attached to the opening in the fuel tank; and align the evasive ...
1994 BMW 318is 1.8L drivers door VIN: WBABE532XR
hey guy,s this BMW has a problem with the drivers window, it works fine except for a rachet noise from motor when you shut the door. the window has that auto up and down feature when you open and shut the door. i thought it was a problem with the motor, so i i...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WBAGF6328S
Hello all, We have a BMW in the shop that has a problem we have never encountered. When the engine is hot and the vehicle is driven between 40 and 50 mph under a slight load (i.e. up a slight grade) the engine will make a low rumbling noise for a few seconds ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L locks, no start VIN: WBAHD632XS
The problem with the vehicle is when you lock the door with key,front doors or trunk it will activate central locking but wont unlock all other doors and it goes into a security mode where car will not start unless you remove power to gem fuse or disconnect ba...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBABK8327V
I have a 1997 bmw 328i conv. that has no power going down to starter. Car got towed in with a no crank, no start. The starter is for sure good and is working when i jump it. I'm just missing the power signal when the key is turned. I have tried both keys the o...
1999 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L kEYLESS VIN: 1GYEK13R1X
Hi all. I replaced BCM to fix a nonfunctional windows/wipers/radio problem, but after putting in new BCM, keyless entry is now nonfunctional. I've tried to get vehicle to go into transmitter reprogram mode and tried to get transmitters to resync with no luck. ...
1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327CID overheats VIN: 194675S022
Hello, I have a 65 Corvette 327 stock with about 170,000 miles on it.It was sitting in storage for about 5 years.Since being removed from storage it will overheat driving or idling in about 20 minutes.It boils.Have replaced radiator, water pump,thermostat,and ...
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1AY0783E
at first this car came in for not idling and running poorly. we found tbi gasket leaking. replaced that and still had idle concern. after checking further we found yhe upper plenum gasket leaking bad by egr. we replaced plenum gasket and car now surges at idle...
1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14X6T
been to 2 different shops and here we are. when first started engine is somewhat smooth for about 10 seconds and then it picks up a multiple cylinder missfire. under a load it becomes real bad on cylinders 3,4,and 6.the only code showing up is po300. all tune ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cabin air filter VIN: 2G1WF55E12
first i would to thank everybody in advance! this vehicle will flood the front passenger floor in heavy rain. i have check the water drains and there are no blockages. my question is the cabin air filter has no cover, and im sure water is entering from there b...
2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L driveline VIN: 1GNEL19X52
Truck has an annoying vibration that starts at about 55 mph, at it's worst at 65 mph. We have replaced the driveshaft two times (re-balance and re-built), still there. Removed the front driveshaft, still there. Inspected inside rear differential, no sign of tr...
1991 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L No Start VIN: 1C3XY66RXM
hope someone has seen this before, veh, is in for nostart, we checked for fuel and fire, has fuel presure, but was not firing four out of six cyl, checked circuits at coil from e,c,m, only 2&5 signal found, checked for opens and when none found replaced e,c,m,...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L compressor VIN: 3C3EL45X7V
Hey guys, I've got this Chrysler Sebring here. The car came in with a locked up compressor and clutch, so we installed a new Sanden compressor, and a new condensor(old one full of metal from compressor), expansion block and drier. We dissassembled the entire ...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HC56F7V
Please help!This LHS is kicking my behind. This car came in on a hook with antifreeze in all the cylinders. The customer drove it till it quit. I pulled the heads and sent them out to be checked. They were worped but found no cracks. Resurfaced and replaced. A... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L Radio VIN: KLAVA6922Y
Hello, I have searched the fix data base and there is some information related to my probelm but it didn't work. I need the radio code for this vehicle. I put a battery in it and no one I have talked to can find out what the code is. I have had the radio out a...
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L ABS motor VIN: 1B4GK54R5N
ABS motor comes on for a few seconds when appling the brakes or standing still. There is no ABS lite on and ABS works fine. Customer is complaining of the pump coming on every time the brakes are applied. Also the door ajar lite comes on sometimes and waring ...
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.8L lr wheel speed VIN: 1B4GT44L7X
Good morning all.I have this 99 awd caravan that when vehicle is driven over 15 mph and you come to a stop abs activates at aprox. 8mph (every time).I replaced lr wheel speed sensor 10 months ago and problem wasnt fixed,boss got tired of me messing with van to...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7KF23W2Y
This truck has a symptom with an annoyinly small window of occurance. On a cold start (overnight) it may start and die (apparently it may do this several times as per customer, I've only experienced the dieing once per start up, if at all) and or display a rou...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L abs VIN: 1B7KF2369Y
Hi fellow techs The problem with this truck is that the amber and red brake warning lights came on while client was driving vehicle. after checking fuses we scanned vehicle and found codes 72 ( internal check sum error) and 37 (erratic speed sensor). We teste...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AX41
Gentlemen This truck came to my shop for a engine light on and a light miss cond. Found missfire codes, run lean codes. We installed spark plugs and wires. Dist cap and rotor. Pvc valve and air filter. Seemed to run fine. Owner said it ran good for about a we... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46RZ4
This car originally came in with eng oil pressure light coming on at stoplights after reaching full operation temp. The oil pump was replaced. Customer came back next day with timing chain rattle, replaced tentioner. Since then the customer has brought car bac...
1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FABP46F6D
first drive of day. customer drives about 2 miles, stalls must wait 3-5 minutes then it starts and runs all day till complete cool down
1990 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15T0L
Truck has no spark or pulse, crank signal good, no signal at coils. Power and grounds good. Ohmed all wires between ignition module, crank sensor, coils and ECM. Checked plug below alternator for corrossion, OK. Disconnected SPOUT connector no change. Injector...
1994 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP36U5R
this ford tempo runs great when warmed up just a little bit but cold you can hardly keep it running just as soon as the temp climbes up even 4 deg it runs like a new car we have changed the coolant temp twice the egr valve iac motor tps makes no diff everythin...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N2V
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this Taurus that will stall after running about 30 minutes(whether driving or just idling in the shop). It will only stall at idle, it will not stall while you're driving down the road. When it does stall, you can restart it by hold...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTNX215XY
hello techs. we have a 99 f250 v10 that is giving us a fit! after the vehicle gets warmed up and the brakes are applied, the front end shakes like crazy! we have replaced the pads/rotors (front and back), the r/f caliper, and have thoroughly checked the front ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
Hello all, Ford techs: Does anyone have service tips regarding ignition coils on 4.6/5.4 engines? I am replacing a LOT of these coils and am wondering if anyone has usefull information to suggest regarding lasting repairs. On this particular truck, #3 and ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6636X
I am working on this Contour that has a noise I cannot find. The way I've been duplicating the noise is by cranking the whel to the left and accelerating from a stup up the apron ramp in front of the shop. You only need to go 5 or 10 feet, then come to a stop....
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fuel System VIN: 1FDXW47F5X
Howdy Got a call from one of my drivers last week, Told me his truck wasn't runnung well and he had trouble maintaining highway speed. I told him to park it and sent the wrecker. Got truck to shop and found a full tank of gas instead of diesel. I have seen th...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
I have this car which sets a code p1309 which is for misfire detection.From what I was told by customer was that ford had put a new motor in it and on the way from the dealer about 200 miles the check engine light came on.He did not go back because he was out ... Trouble codes: P1309
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L water pump VIN: 1FTNX21FOY
Hey guys, Customer replaced alternator on this powerstroke on sunday and soon after the waterpump bearing failed . Vehicle towed in and pulled the old pump off and find that the impeller and all pieces are missing. So we know that all pieces and fins are insid...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4wd hubs VIN: 1FTNW21LO1
vechile exibits noise in frnt hubs which us induced by hitting bumps or potholes in road at any speed noise is coming from frnt hubs ,ratcheting,grinding noise activating 4wd stops noise. seems as though hubs are partillay engaged.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 3FTNX21F51
Cust states: all brakes apply to the point he can not drive the truck. Has to put the truck in 4 low to get off road. After he lets it cool for 1-2 hours it will drive again. He stated the brakes are touchy at times? I thought froze caliper but the Customer sw...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FMCU04171
Hi All, This truck came to the shop with no forward engagement. I pulled the trans and overhauled it after finding a broken planitary gear set and burnt intermediate clutches. There was lots of metal through the trans so I replaced the torque convertor and pum...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
I have a 2004 F-350 with a 6.0 liter diesel in it. It came in on the hook this weekend with the complaint that it started losing power and eventually died. I went out to the truck and it started right up. It felt like it was loaded up but seemed to clear out w...
2000 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L red manifolds VIN: 1GTEK19T2Y
Hello fellow techs,hope all is well.We have a new customer that has a k1500 4x4,he had complained about a lack of power when towing his house trailer,he visited a gm dealer in the U.S. somewhere,complained about the lack of power,the gm dealer told his to inst...
1994 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2372R
Note this is a Civic VX with 1.5 V-Tec-E, and has EGR. Within last year, car has new timing belt, distributor and major tune. Runs great. Came in 4 months ago for fluttering misfire under load. Traced to plugged EGR ports, much like an Accord. Drilled and cl...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Air Bags VIN: 1HGCD5630V
Vehicle was rear ended in right rear 1/4 and repaired. Vehicle was involved in crash damaging center of right front fender from turning left in front of a Saturn. These two are documented and no receipts of repair for that crash. Undocumented and denied crash ...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L acceleration ping VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
Customers concern is that cold start vehicle run rough for short time , after car is hot pings on acceleration i received car when was hot test drove and couln not recreate symptom .When car is in shop snapped throttle , hood open could hear pinging like timin...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L a/c hose VIN: S3JSIKK987
Gentleman I'm replacing combo hose from compressor to condenser and low side. This hose slips into another hose I'm trying to figuere out what kind of tool is needed to separate hoses. Please advice I don't do much work on Jaguars but good customer I'm trying ...
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FY29S2R
Hi Jeep tech's. we do not do a whole lot of these so have not seen a similar problem. It only happens (per customer report) at 3000 ft and during a short drive,during warm up. He says that it will loose power and cut out, have not been able to duplcate this pr...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4EPX6002
Hey fellow techs. This Jeep will cut off (or buck)just like you are turning the key off. With the fault that is in it. I tried a new coil first because this give alot of problems with Jeeps. No help. Also with this fault code I have seen crank sensor's cause t...
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FA49S02
can any help with the cam shaft syncronizer set up.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L RKE/Keys VIN: 1J4GW58N04
Hello all, trying to find some info on programing remote transmitters and new keys for this 04 jeep, We recently purchased a DRB3 but it pretty much came without any instructions/manuals is there a web site that I can get this info or do I need to take it to t...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Safety VIN: JT8GK13T2R
thanks for checking this one out. customer came in with some burnt out bulbs in cluster. we removed cluster and replaced all that were burnt. after reinstalling cluster, the air bag light was on. we dont know if it was on prior, according to customer, it was n...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Valve VIN: JT6GF10U8Y
Vehicle came in with lower compression on 1 cylinder-about half of a good one. Valve clearance was checked/adjusted with no help. We are going to pull of the front head and check what's going on there. Are there any tips or precautions or any other useful info...
1984 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L vacuum line VIN: 1LNB96F3EY
I'm replacing the heater core on this car. After rolling the heater plenum out and replacing the core, I noticed a broken or disconnected vacuum line. There are three lines that come through the firewall. One is black/blue trace, the other 2 are black. The two...
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3521M
Car came in with oil metering pump stepper motor code 27. Pin out test reveiled that one side of the stepper motor was bad. Replaced oil metering pump. Now get codes 12, 20, and 27 for tps out of range, oil metering position sensor out of range, stepper motor ... Trouble codes: 12 (Throtle position TPS circut malfuntion), 20 (Oil metering pump OMP position sensor), 27 (Oil Metering Pump stepper motor circut)
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Accessories VIN: 1160331210
I am trying to find the power window relay for this car. Does anybody recall where it is as this model has the relays scattered around the car. thank you
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W6R
Hello fellow technicians. I am trying to pull the codes from the PCM as the customer states that the check engine lamp came on. I have looked in Mitchell and it says that there is a DLC near the starter in the engine room which can be accessed to count the fla...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G72
I have this one that leaves the egr valve open at idle all the time. When you disconnect the vacuum line from the valve the car runs great. I could find little technical info on how this egr system works. All the vacuum lines look to be hooked up and I can fee... Trouble codes: P0301
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing chain tensioner VIN: JN1CA21D9S
I've got a timing chain tensioner question for any Nissan techs. Prior to changing the water pump I read all posts in regards to proper procedures. I was very carefull to begin at TDC before releasing the tensioner. The piston was almost flush with the end of ...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Check engine lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOS
Vehicle was brought in for service 3 weeks ago. Checked for codes and found P1605, TCM diagnostic signal not recieved. Code cleared and did not return on road test. Transmission was diagnosed and removed for inspection. Complete overhaul with several hard part...
1995 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L left front rotor VIN: 4N2DN11W35
Van came in with left front caliper dragging, after customer replaced l.f. caliper and pads on both sides in an attempt to solve the same problem himself. No ABS codes, this seemed like a hydraulic problem; opening bleeder @ l.f. caliper, frees up binding. To ...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1BBS1DXY
This car will start cold with a low idle and then shortly stall, as it warms up it will begine to idle fine but will stall at slight throttle opening, when it is at temp it will idle and as you open the throttle it has a major hesitation and lean misfire. at f...
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX54K83
Hoping that perhaps someone like a gm tech has come across this problem and can help. I have a recurring PO440(Evap system leak) code. I have already replaced the gas cap twice and the vent valve AND also smoke tested the system twice. Smoke testing indicates ... Trouble codes: P0440
1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZE1284V
Hello all, I'll try to keep this short... This tempermental Saturn only has spark on cyl. 2 consecutively but hve being wacked once on cyl 1 and spotted weak spark on cyl 4 occasionally. we have replaced the crank sensor New, module and coils used and PCM also...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
I have this avalon here that has a starting problem sometimes. It will start and die and if you try to keep it running with the gas pedal it pops through the intake and still dies (feels like spark or fuel goes away). I found 2 codes listed below. The p1765 co... Trouble codes: P1765 (open/short in SLN solenoid ckt), P0773 (Shift solenoid E5 ckt fault)
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs light VIN: WVWMA63B5W
My question is this. I cannot find ANYWHERE accessible to me, information on what the flashing light means. There is no owners manual and Shop key has NO information regarding this (as usual) I assume its due to the ABS issue but I do not have the european sof...
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D6X
We have replaced front sensor bank 2 several times. Sometimes we even get a rear O2 sensor code, but rarely. Readings from Vadis in the shop are perfect, even when we try loading it up with brake on. Lambda is ~1. Smoke tested for vacuum leaks inconclusive. tr... Trouble codes: ECM29

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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBAHJ631XN
Well we checked all the curcuits with out fuses and we seemed to have missed one of the relais on our first check, it was the main fuel injection relay by the engine ECU. At times this car would not fire off after sitting overnite even with the new relay. So j...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGF6325S
Justin [...] Minnesota is the man! Thank you very much for your help. This customer had installed a newer HVAC head as the old new ones are updated with better electronics. But He had not had it programed to the car yet so the ac was not working but it caused t...
1989 Buick Century 2.5L Misfire
hey guys well it was a pain but i got the fix on this one. come to find out the module was my skipping problem. the module would die about 30mins after replace ment everytime. i never replaced the coils and the module at the same time, so all i can figure is t...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Stumble VIN: 1G4GD2214S
Well, it ended up being a faulty crank sensor as a couple of you had mentioned. I didn't see any major difference in the signal when I swapped in the new sensor, but it ran well and my cam/crank error PID on the Tech 2 only read 1 count each time it was fired ... Trouble codes: 341 (Cam/Crank Error).
1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD52Y2T
The car is recieving a Jasper reman engine as of today, 9-18-06 because the original reman company cannot get it right after 3 engines. The price difference is $1100 and I will have to eat it. I will return with more info but as for now I have been instructe... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1942V
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG25M3X
The delay in closing is due to the time it took to sell a valve job and a PCM to a very nervous customer. The deciding factor for me was the behavior of the vacuum gauge during the misfire condition. It bounced just like a sticking valve, and unlike an exhaust... Trouble codes: P0108 (MAP Hi), P0300 (Random misfire), P1106 (MAP Hi Intermittent).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T1Y
All the input was great. Thanx again. So to recap came in- fuel trims were '0' when first starting out truck would randomly misfire once you drove 1km trims would become active and climb to +25 and engine smooth out. When idle -trims went to -10 and had slight...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L on star VIN: 3GNFK16T71
thanks to all that replied,First I got the info this being a onstar speaker from customer! customer was incorrect,Thanks to Adam [...] for pointing out what this unit is A Interior Temp Sensor! Yes it does have a tiny fan that draws air over the sensor, this f...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13ZX2
I fixed this one thanks to Paul from Maryland and Benjamin from Illinois who suggested the Injector was the problem. I took all replies and started with the easiest to check first which was to pull the bank 1 front O2 but got no change. I then removed and insp... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L lifters VIN: 2B4GP2533Y
Well the vehicle is fixed. We got 6 replies, most talked about oil pressure problems however the pressure and volume was good, one said flywheel we tryed to look at that but owner didnt want to pull trans, one said broken skirt but couldnt find any evidence of...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R7Y
i started the engine wiith the cam sensor unpluged as you sugested,it was very noisey,pulled the timing cover,water pump had bearing completly gone,skiped timing a couple teeth. have ordered timing kit and new water pump from dealer. have confidence car will b...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FALD65L7S
Well after alot of testing and hooking up break out box I finally was able to catch for a second or to that the bank 2 o2 sensor would at times short out to battery voltage through the heater circuit with in the o2 causing a 12 volt signal feeding back into ec... Trouble codes: 118 (engine coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle position sensor).
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Fellow Technitions, Thank all of you who gave a reply to this post. We went in and rechecked all, and I mean all, power and grounds again. Then we got a new instrument cluster and installed it. We then had comunication with the system but the vehicle still did...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04161
thanks to grady, paul, mark, and daniel for your input. the customer picked up the vehicle befor we could fix it. they stated that they did not have any driveability issues they just wanted to know why the ses light comes on. we removed the connector from the ... Trouble codes: P0351.
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP13P12
Thanks for your help. This one is fixed. Carl & Greg were right on. I emptied that tank & put in new fuel & spark plugs and it started and ran ok. I did injector pressure drop test before draining tank & all injectors fired & dropped ok. I thought the fuel sme...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Thanks to all that replied, after a few more hours of inspections we decided to replace the master cylinder, problem solved. Thanks
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14505
Had too much oil - (seven quarts too many) - Drained oil and filled to proper level - (customer had oil changed before coming to me for a miss) -
1990 GMC R3500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GTHR33N3L
i tried two more distributors, i played with the timing dist tooth position. likes people had mentioned.. but i went back to fuel and wanted another sample. i found my fuel pressure gauge was not reading proper fuel pressure. i had not really looked at the gau...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.0L engine VIN: 1GTHK29U42
Sorry for the delay in the close but i was waiting for the results from the customer.I tryed every option given to me from the help sugested.I basically cannot give a explaination to the fix due to a complete teardown, inspection,measuring,mic,dissasemble of l...
2003 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 6.6L Speedo VIN: 1GDE4E1143
The responses I got were 2 for alternator check out, 3 for reflash the PCM and 1 for reflash the instrument cluster module. I gave up. The customer took it to the dealer and they told him the fix was a reflash to the instrument cluster module. Randy [...] of S...
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L brk warning VIN: 1HGED365XM
Hey guys thanks for all the help,car came back in with light off,went over all conn.and bulbs to make sure were right.Checked park brake and master cyl switch were O.K. check cluster all conn good,I appeciate all info and time,but cannot duplicate prob. thanks...
2002 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP11A22
This vehicle was sent to the dealer for a reprogram. It seems the dealer has the upper hand on this one even my local nissan dealer was unable to reprogram the module. Also my lock smith who has been able to program many keys and modules for us was unable to d...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58X31
thanks for all whom took time to read and respond. same responce from 9 of you. basically, replace engine or complete overhaul. wow, a common problem. customer chose to not have repaired. they are hoping to sell. sorry to the next guy who buys this one! thanks...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L venting tank VIN: SAJHX1042X
thanks to james from oklahoma , canister close valve was bad . it was stuck closed not allowing tank to vent. replaced valve and filled right up. thanks to all again
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1J4GW58SXX
i wish it would set a code. the fuel press is high but doesent fluctuate when acting up . i dont have easy access to scope so i couldn't check the indexing i did unplug the map sensor it only acted up alittle ididn' have much time customer took jeep backsaid t...
2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L trans n overheat displayed VIN: LR34566098
Thanks to all who replied.Going off of BMW info I tested the trans temp sensor and caght it acting up.The only way to replace this sensor is to replace the valve body harness.Did that and all has been well so far.
1988 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3132J
I tried the map sensor, no help or change. Checked all air bleeds, vacuum lines, egr, leak down test. The engine is in good mechanical condition. Could not find the source of extra fuel. I have over 20 hours in this thing, and have asked people who are smarter...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Safety VIN: JM1FD33ORO
The srs light does flash a code. It will start with lowest code first then move on up Code 3 is a power supply code Thanks to Sam from Oklahoma who was kind enought to fax me a diagnostic sheet for code 3 I had power to all three power points I have determaned...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA29D3L
Thanks to all who replied. The overvoltage protection relay seems like the most likely problem from the Techs. that replied. This customer has been out of town and won't return with the car for me to finish the job and get a final diagnostic and repair untill ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake lights VIN: WDBJF65F4W
I appreciate all five quick responses that I got on this vehicle. Most everyone was correct, the problem was with the bulb socket/lamp assembly. Close inspection shows the plastic melted causing intermittent contact with the bulb socket. Had to replace the lam...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on, spark knock VIN: 2MECM75W3N
Many, Many replies telling me to investigate the EGR and its passages. They were plugged up really bad. Customer had us install a new EGR valve right away to although i dont think it was needed. I still have the problem of not be able to retrieve codes from th...
1971 MG Midget 1275CC 1st gear and Reverse VIN: UNABLETORE
Well, first of all, thank you all for the help on this one. I had my questions answered within 20 minutes. There sure are a whole lot of MG people out there. Well, to sum up the responses, most said to remove engine and transmission together. That it what I ...
1988 Plymouth Reliant America 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1P3BP46DOJ
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was a small split in the plastic tube going from the MAP to the throttle body. It runs parallel to the back of the valve cover. The split was at the seam of the tube and under the right temp conditions would open up and ...
1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HX52K0S
I recieved alot of replies to disconnect the various components which the quad drivers worked.After doing that the ecm still threw codes so I went and installed a new ecm and all is well. Trouble codes: P1670, P1640.
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52E93
Thanks for all the help. The battery feed to the run side of the switch which was the wire I replaced the terminal on the end in the fuse box was very loose. I started vehicle and wiggled wire and it died. Then I had someone wiggle the wire and watch the dash ... 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).
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L sway bar VIN: WP0EB0918H
As many had mentioned, the correct repair for this vehicle is to re-inforce the rear sway bar monts by simply welding in additional brackets on the body side of the bar. . . . 1)Remove rear sway bar. 2) Make needed repairs (where applicable) - we had to we...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA29941
Thanks for everyone's help. This fault is for dme failure ,but I also found some info that if the battery gets low the dme can loose it's memory. There is a tsb on remaping ecu using porsche tester. I did so and drove car, the code never came back.
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 4S3BK6755W
Big thanks to all that responded. I was never able to duplicate this sticking shift interlock problem, but needed to do something. I took Bradley from Vermont's advice and drilled a clean hole in the shifter trim bezel that my customer can put a pen in to over...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4T1BF12KXT
i replaced the door lock assemly to be on the safe side.the lock actuator is part of it the unlock swith is part of it also the blue wire from the unlock swith was broken in the harness between door and the A piller body. thanks to all that responed.
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