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1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L Battery draw VIN: ZARBC57OXJ
This car will run the battery down in about two days if it sets. When I originally checked for a draw I was taking the cable loose and measuring about 60 milliamps. I noticed the radio would play with the key off so I took the radio out and found that key on i...
1998 Audi A6 2.8L ABS module VIN: WAUBA34BOW
This vehicle needs the ABS module replaced. I would like to know what other sources (re-builders ect...) are out there besides the dealer. Please include website addresses and or phone numbers.
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 ...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L engine overheats VIN: WBACG7324T
This came from another shop with overheating after about 20 minutes. Cooling system holds liquid and pressure, but temp gage rises to mid point and sits stable for about 10 minutes and then just keeps rising. Top radiator hose is very hot; bottom hose is cold....
1989 Buick Electra Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G4CU54C6K
Got this 4T60E that I rebuilt a year ago..ran fine for 15,000 miles until customer said it began leaking oil out the left axle seal. Customer replaced seal, still leaked. He had it brought to me. I found that it is not shifting out of 1st gear...just 1 and R. ...
1992 Buick Century Special 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4AG54N7N
Hi Techs I got buick that runs bad when cooling fan comes on o2 sensor drop to 4mv Integrtr goes up, but if car will stay running if you help it .when fan turns off car run fine.
1994 Buick Century Special 3.1L cal.ft sticking VIN: 3G4AG55M2R
thanks for any help,road test about 6 miles and ft brakes only get hot and stick no free movment.Back master away from booster & wheels are free.I know this is not a fix but we put washers between master and booster and concen is gone,so is master bad or boost...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G6CD5336L
Got his car several months ago. Egr was leaking badly and plugs fouled (no vacuum to egr at idle). Replace both and did not correct problem. Tested injector resistence and found 3 bad ones. Replaced them. Still no better. Road tested and got it hot and reteste...
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. ...
1980 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L steering cylinder VIN: 1Z878AS408
Car came to me with a steering cylinder problem( rod was pulled through bracket) r&r cylinder and control valve, but did not have any pressure to activate system, r&r pump but still no steering assist. The valve seems to be working right as I can adjust it and...
1986 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L power light motor VIN: 1G1YY0785G
Thanks In Advance. I don't work on too many Vettes here so I not sure what controls the power to stop the right side headlight motor when the lights are turned off and the headlight turns in. The headlight opens OK but doesn't stop tring to close it when you ...
1988 Chevrolet Corvette 35th Anniversary Edition 5.7L temp gage VIN: 1G1YY2183J
Hi guys, this is more of a "I can't find the information" question. This vette runs 185-205 on the road with the a/c. The fan cycles in at 221-225. In town at stop lights and slow traffic it will reach 230. Fan runs like it's supposed to. I can't find any wher...
1994 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCCS1447R
any body that can give us help on this truck on high nox that had this problem, thanks fred
1994 Chevrolet Lumina APV 3.1L No Start VIN: 1GNDU06DXR
This problem is not constant, only occurs after hot soak, starts and stalls a few times before it keeps running. Starts better with foot on accel slightly.Runs well, most of the time it starts well not. Very hard to get it doing it and pinpoint the problem. th...
1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCC519Z6S
when the vehicle starts up, it seems to run well for about two (20 minutes, then the engine will start to shake, then cuts off. It seems to stat to miss when the air idle control (IAC) comes in. It will miss on the 1st and 2nd cylinder on the left side of the ...
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GC1243YHK
Ok so I have this vette coming that mas running fine but the owner felt it was time to do a tune up. they did everything cap rotor and all and since doing the work the first problem he found was that the security system would nit unlock the doors or lock them ...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L steering pump VIN: 1GBEB25K2M
we replaced the power steering pump and bled. all was good then customer came back with an inop p/steering. we replaced the evo sensor and no change. there is a lot of air in the system and it works when you first start the engine then no assist. there are no ...
1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Intermittent no start VIN: 1GCCT19W2X
This truck has come into our shop a couple times for a no start overnight and while sitting for extended periods. The vehicle will turn over but will not fire. Did a fuel pressure check and is around 62 psi spec is 60-66 psi. Went through basic checks found we...
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WH55K2Y
thanks in advance. parts suppliers car came in with sudden dop in fuel economy. 95 miles on this tank of gas. nop codes in history. rear o2 sensor reads above .700 @ idle. front o2 sweeps normally. fuel trim short varies about -1 to +1. long trim -3. faint sme...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L heatercore VIN: 1G1JF5244Y
Hello Techs.Cavalier came in for no mode door operation.Found blend door broken.On this model you need to remove heater box assembly to replace. No problem doing job went well,while their I also replaced evap core &heatercore.My problem is heatercore has noise...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29144
I have a 2004 2500 with a 6.6l Duramax engine that is giving us a fit. It came in with a complaint of no start after it sits or it would start and immediately die . After it has been driven for a while it starts but has excessive crank time. We checked it whil...
1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L Surge, Stall VIN: 1C3BJ45K1J
Vechicle idles erratic with a stall and surging sometimes.Code 23 was stored in ECM memory.Does not misfire or skip. Trouble codes: 23 (Air charge temp sensor or - limits)
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1C3EJ56H0S
Verified timing correct, and replaced timing belt. Still would not start. Rechecked timing, ok. Tested crank sensor, cam sensor, TPS, and the 8 volt reference from PCM to the cam and crank sensor. Voltage was .4v. No fuel, no spark. There is 12V to the ASD. Co...
1997 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L pops out intake VIN: 1C4GP64L8V
This van pops loudly out the intake under load. Will not pop if reved in neutral. Cylinder head gaskets (no valve work to heads just a resurface), cam sensor, crank sensor, plugs and wires were just done by another shop. Customer states that popping noise was ...
2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD46R9Y
This Concorde has been reporting a code p1494 (LDP mechanicl fault) for the past 6 months off and on. As of reciently, it comes on within a day. Previously the local Dealer had changed the fuel level sender in the fuel tank (under warranty) were the LDP pump i... Trouble codes: P1494
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L dome lamps VIN: 3C4FY48B25
here is a good one the dome lights will not turn off and the door message is displayed in the odometer, check with drb3 and says passenger door switch closed, this is passenger front door and both rear doors and tailgate. The wire harness from front to rear in...
1995 Dodge B1500 5.2L backfire VIN: 2B6HB21Y3S
originally vehicle came in as hesitation and lack of power. found the exhaust plugged. after the exhaust installation the van ran excellent. kept it around the shop awhile to keep driving, and it was fine, cold or hot. when we gave it back to the customer, the...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L codes set mil inop VIN: 2B4GP4438V
Check engine light inoperable, even for bulb test. Removed message center above cluster and gnd Blk/Pnk wire, light illuminates. Traced wire down to large connector on RH side of column. Saw that harness goes to firewall from here and splits both ways, now nee... Trouble codes: P0743, P0134
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23601
good evening guys and girls, problem is this, very intermittently on a long decel, customer states truck "cuts out". Found very low transfer pump pres. so we did the update.I personally was not able to duplicate the problem but thats nothing new.. 2 days later...
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FAPP36X9N
Cranks, no start, intermittent, after hot soak. When it won't start, customer does not hear fuel pump run. F/P is very audible. Has code 543. Was only a no-start once for me, had spark. Cycled key multiple times, sometimes F/P would not run, but would go ahead... Trouble codes: 543 (F/P secondary circuit failure)
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...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Fuse blows VIN: 2FMDA5147W
Seee history above
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR1JV1X
Hi everyone I need a little guidance with this 3.0 ranger the vehicle starts up normal idle's for about 10 seconds and shutts off. The vehicle has good fuel pressure, spark. The code 1101 is set has a hard code so we replaced the mass air flow sensor but no ch... Trouble codes: 1101 (Mass air flow out of range)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering turning VIN: 1FAFP34P5Y
I have never see the problem myself but the customer complains of the steering wheel that completely block in either direction with the engine runnig normally it happens 2 times in 3 months in a parking lot and resolve after 30 secondes without doing anything ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L headlamps VIN: 1FDSF35S3Y
This vehicle came in with the driver complaining the Daylight running lamps would not shut off even when you depress the emergency brake lever. The red brake lamp was not coming on in the dash when you pushed the park brake pedal, so I removed the switch and i...
2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04104
thanks for checking this one out! the escape came in with a code 442. we did all the basic checks-fuel cap, all lines and fittings and all inspected good. we attached scanner and comanded solenoid and vent valve open and closed and could hear them operating. w...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14524
This truck is driving all of us crazy.We had to pull the heads off of this truck because they broke off in the head. After we got all that back together and started putting the timing chains on we cant seem to get it all in time. I followed the instalation pro...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
still have not gotten to the root of problem. The #20 fuse (15 amp)in the battery fuse block works the pcm and mass air flow. something is intermittantly blowing that fuse. I have replaced the electronic throttle control, the APP sensor, mass airflow sensor an...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L compressor VIN: SAJHXI248W
A/C compressor quits working after a while, clutch is fine, system is full of freon, took to Jaguar dealer has code 5 stored in A/C contorl module and jaguar says there is no such code, does anybody know what code 5 is or have any ideas, system will come back ...
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Misfire VIN: SAJGX2041X
Hello everyone I have this jaguar that intermintly miss on cyl 3, the injector recives battery voltage from the black and red wire but the computer does not ground the injector. some times it workes fine then other times it doesnt. the scanner says fuel system... Trouble codes: P0303
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift inhibited when hot or when under hard lo VIN: SAJDA01C0Y
hello jaguar techs we have a 2000 s type that will shift fine when cold ( unless extreme throttle pressure is applied "wot" )will inhibit 4th gear when it gets up to temp after about 8-10 miles of driving read all posts on valve block failures and 4-3 pre stro...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: SALTL1542Y
Hello fellow Techs I am Keith I work for Jimmy at Statesboro Imports. This Land rover came in with blower motor not working I found no power at blower fuse number 7 passenger compartment fuse box witch is fed by fuse in under hood fuse box. I have power comein...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L engine VIN: JTT8BD6856
Hello to Lexus experts: We have a '98 GS300 that has engine knock on snap accel-about three knocks, followed by a couple knocks on decel. Noise almost goes away when you kill #1 cylinder. It's loudest on #1, but you can hear it on two and three. The dealer sai...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L moniter tests VIN: GA57E0TA31
car came in failed local emmisions test. moniter tests for o2 sensors,air.twc,evap not performed we replaced all o2 sensors we performed all activatiois passed them all we use the gm drive cycle test after about 4 hrs with out shutting the car off it performed...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel &glow system VIN: WDBJF20F8V
hi evryone, this is what i get this time, 1997 e300d that most of the time runs ok but there are the times that engine sudenly cuts off or try start the car in cold or hot engine crank but wont start ,and at all this glow plug light stays off ,and some time af...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Cluster Illumination VIN: WDBJF70J01
Vehicle brought in for no cluster lighting. We found fuse f11 in light switch fuse panel blown. This is a circuit 15 and it has a direct short. We replaced cluster and the problem was resolved, for a short period and it blew the fuse again. We are trying to tr...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1MELM6530V
Thank you in advance for all your help. We have a 1997 mercury that came in on a hook for a blown radiator hose...Yea right, like they tow them in for hose failures. Anyway the engine would not start. We determined the head gasket was blown and it appeared t...
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...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L loss of power VIN: 3N1BB51DXY
under full throttle vehical runs as if fuel filter was plugged and runs out of fuel? changed parts and still same.also if we restrick return line it runs fine and pressure reg did not cure what are we missing???
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A01
Car drives with lean fuel problem. Accelerate and all 4 o2 sensor values drop to 0. Drives like it starves for fuel on heavy accelleration. Replaced pump, pressure regulator on the back side though there is one on the line going into the rail and not sure what... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L car VIN: 1G3GR62C6V
Here's a brain teaser for you. Every once in a while everything shuts down in the car. Engine, lights, radio, cluster, and all memory systems reset (Radio presets, clock, information center etc.) It acts just like when you have a bad connection on the dual pos...
1976 Other European Longchamp 351CID Alignment specs VIN: 8928THLCNR
Need alignment specs to align after rack replacement.
1989 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall
I got a new one on me. 1989 Bonneville 3800 VIN C, vehicle came in on hook, customer states car stalled and would not restart for about 5 mins. He didn't trust it so he had it towed. I of course drove the it, hot soaked it and could not duplicate the symtom. W...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L srs light VIN: WPOCB2980Y
SRS and Seat belt lights do not come on at all, car will start. SRS light comes on dim, car won't start. Recycle ignition a few times, will start.We replaced an ignition switch about a month ago, as we were able to duplicate problem. Now customer is back and w...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29884
checked codes & checked long term fuel trim -15 replaced AMM & long term fuel trim went to 16 , reinstalled original AMM ,cleaned throttle plate smoke tested intake no leaks found Trouble codes: P1275 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0133 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0153 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P1276 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC)
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Engine
Had this 92 subaru towed in today..discovered broken t-belt. Are these engines interference? Is there a listing (for any and all Manufacturers) of which engines are interference and which are not??? Your Help Is Greatly Appreciated!!! Chris
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L radio VIN: 4T1BF18B8W
Hello, i have a radio that dont work on am/fm, has c/d player and tape player that works fine,, i only get static sound like the antenna is not working,,all data shows a auto antenna motor and relay which i cant find, i know the antenna is in the rear window a...
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Speedometer VIN: 1G3HY6935G
Greetings to all Toyota techs. I have a strange problem with this Prius and lack any decent information to perform a proper diagnosis. My scan tool reads correct MPH when driving down the road, but the speedometer is way out of calibration. 63 MPH on scan tool...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L booster VIN: JTEHP21A80
we have a highlander which client reports feels like it has no brake booster operation when first operated for the day.says the condition may last up to a kilometre.tried replacing vacuum check valve but no change.no codes,data list shows normal.brake assist f...

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D8V
Checked first thing this morning, to see if any one had a chance to respond to my post. As of 8:00 there were not any responses. I eventually did manage to install the fuel pump module, but it fought me every inch of the way! Some things I would like to pa...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBABK8338X
everyone was right. i got a new ac control head and had it programmed, kind of pricey but it all works, thanx for the replies!!!
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L blower motor VIN: WBABN53461
final stage resistor found to be defective. replaced,works well. thanks to all. And special thanks for the few of you,who gave a brief description of operation...
1993 Cadillac Seville 4.9L rear end VIN: 1G6KS52B7P
this one is fixed, rear toe was out 1/2', thanks to all that replied, Steve from Florida, Mark from Indiana, and Tim from Illinois hit the nail on the head, suggesting rear toe was the cause of the rear end movement, customer happy and gone. full alignment was...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KD52B5S
This car has been a pain. We have used everyones ideas and none have worked out as of yet. Customer is thinking about trading in. I have never not fixed a car and this is hurting my pride. Thanks for all your help
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Pinion seal VIN: 2GCEK19R2V
Thanks for the replies. I will now use the method of marking the nut and the pinion.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Radio VIN: 2G1WF55E91
It is a radio with rds and will have to go to dealer. found a dealer to do it for 90.00 Thanks for all the help.
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L tailights/fuse box VIN: 1GCC519551
well thanks to all it was a fuse box kinda,..i put another in and only half a fix,..hmmm ok,..must keep looking started to wiggle harness at bulkhead,..all kinds of stuff started happening,.so disconnect battery so as not to burn this box,.and low and behold,....
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L ps pump VIN: 1GCHK24V72
live and learn , i should have known better.like most replies stated a new factory pump was the fix for this one.thanks again to a great bunch of guys. pete
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L engine VIN: 1GCHC29U04
we never could get a oil pressure reading on top of engine. but keep good oil pressure at oil filter. recheck wiring at sending unit everything still check good. replaced dash unit and reflashed. truck gone and has not had same problem as of yet. thanks again ...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L compressor VIN: 3C3EL45X7V
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. The new compressor seems to be working ok. The TSB I found talks about reducing the refrigerant charge to 20 ounces from 28 in high temp areas. Evidently when the car idles for extended periods the head pressure climb...
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L drive belt VIN: 1B4GP44R2T
hello everybody thanks to all who replied to this post. although we recieved many helpful and good ideas, the customer has not yet set up another appointnment. as soon as the vehichle makes it way back to the shop we have many excellent ideas to approach thi...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L instrument panel VIN: 1B7HC16Y9Y
Hello techs, Thanks for all the great advise on this dodge instrument cluster. Apperently a bad connection was the problem, I pulled the panel out and looked everything over and re connected the panel and everything works. Thanks again for all the good advise.
2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3HD46RZ4
Thanks everone who responded! 4 replies were very helpful. All were appreciated. customer concern was the oil light comes on at stoplights when hot. Oil pump replaced, tentioner replaced the next day for rattle noise. I replaced the sender unit with oem for le...
1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FABP46F6D
replaced the fuel pump inertia switch,it was fried! thanks for all the help. now i look foward to helping others. thank-you
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTFEF14H8
I apologize for not posting a fix yet, TRUCK HAS NOT RETURNED. The replys i received wer to check the ground behind the left front headlamp-ok, check the fuel pump selector switch-ok, check the eec relay-both eec and fuel pump relay are ok. I will post more wh...
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FACP5743M
Thank you for all of the replies. To sum everything up, there are no vacuum leaks, the TPS sweeps good and is set properly, timing is set good, power steering pressure switch reads properly, A/C command is correct, EGR closes all the way, engine vacuum is corr...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14N6M
Thanks to those folks who replied to my request. I had great advice on this problem, which is very likely an electrical failure, combined with EGR plugged and converter clogged, but I abandoned the repair. It sits idle next to the shop while we go about the bu...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L a/c VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
a/c compressor clutch was bad, replaced, system works fine now.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fuel System VIN: 1FDXW47F5X
Howdy thanks for the info and help. 15 replies all agreeded to drain the tank, blow out the lines, and replace the filter. 3 said to add trans fld to the filter housing, one was worried about the fuel rails and possable motor damage ( as I was ) Bottom line ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4X4 inop VIN: 1FMZU72E62
Well this one is fixed. We replaced the control module and got almost everything to work right. 4x4 low works but 4x4 high light flashes on the dash. Further testing found a bad/ broken ground wire at the 4x4 drive motor on the transfer case. The eyelet had ru...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW072X3
A big thanks to all who replied, especially Stewart from Washington, his reply was to disconnect the battery and touch the + and - together. I left the cables disconnected all night and bridged them together for about an hour and after that the fuel trims stil... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKFK16R3X
finally got this concern to act up and when we removed the egr valve we could see the pintle was up off the seat. we touched the pintle with a pocket screw driver and the pintle returned to the seat. we installed a new egr valve (delco)and cleared the code sto... Trouble codes: P1404 (linier egr system performance).
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L engine VIN: SAJDA14C2Y
Thanks to all, I tore the engine back down, lightly flex honed the cylinders and replaced the rings. Hopefully this will be a permanent repair and not a band-aide, I guess time will tell. Thanks again
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW4855Y
Most everyone told me to check air flow some said to check fan clutch, a few said to check for restricted flow of coolant. I [...] I should have been a little more specific in detailing my problem. This jeep didn't have a mechanical fan, but at the suggestion ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Safety VIN: JT8GK13T2R
Thanks again to all who took time to read/respond. The code was not listed as a valid code for a 94 (we did confirm year) but it was listed for a 93. It is for a air bag indicator light circuit fault. One responce quoted that this can set if the instrument clu...
1984 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L vacuum line VIN: 1LNB96F3EY
this vehicle is fixed for now. What I found after tracing out all the vac lines was that some one had apparently decided to by-pass the thermal blower lockout switch. the tapped into another vacuum source under the dash and used it rather than run through the ...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDBBA45A8B
The vehicle was fixed after the ECM was repaired. The new oxygen sensor was defective, so it was replaced with another one that worked properly. Thanks for all your help.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L sensor VIN: WDCAB54C21
Considering the hints I received from you and local dealer, problem should be the system module. Client declined changing module because of the price. As it is a intermitent problem he will deal with it. Thanks
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1AB51A92
Well i did not fix this thing as of yet but i will post if and when i do. We sent it to the dealer again because they put a new cam and crank sensor and ecm because of a security system problem. There tech. keeps telling me that they need to do an engine oil f... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor problem bank 1).
2003 Pontiac Montana 3.4L 2nd gear starts VIN: 1GNDX03E43
dissasembled the transmission there were no visible signs of the fault. was not to suprised by this as it was so intermitent. we installed a gm serta rebuild and the customer has had no furhter faults obviously an internal fault but can not say what it was
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Suspension VIN: WP1AA29P54
Hi, techs I have gotten 6 replies in all, someone shared me their similar experiences, someone suggested me to refer Volkswagen Touareg. Yes, you are right! The problem was caused by air pump itself and the problem seems to be very common on Volkswagen Tou...
1997 Saturn SC1 1.9L No Start VIN: 1G8ZE1284V
Thank you to Joseph, Tom and Leon for the very quick replies. The problem we believe was the lack of good connection at the ICM to casting. The wireset turned out higher than max resistance so we also replaced them. The original PCM was left in the car but the...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67571
9 out of 10 replies said to replace with factory converters and that is what we did, I was reasonably sure but wanted to make sure, so thank you all for the help. RON Trouble codes: P0420.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E4S
Thank you to all that answered my post there were 11 replys I did a number of test on this cars distributor and I could not get accurate readings I did get help from the Dealer on this I was looking at wireing for a California car this one is Federal once I ha...
1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L ABS Light VIN: JT3HT05J9X
Thanks for all the replies. The information really helped. The L4 position switch is on back order. I will add information to this post when the switches are installed. Thanks Again Rory [...]
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