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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L information center VIN: WBABN33451
About 3 weeks ago we replaced steering angle sensor, attempted to calibrate sensor and our system would not work, also noticed that the headlight failure lights lit up and also right rear taillight failure lit up, we sent vehicle to dealer to calibrate angle s...
2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADT43441
Hi BMW tech's we have one that the customer says at times they hear a fan running 2 hours or so after car has been off. and battery is dead the next morning. We have not had this problem happen to us and have checked for a draw with ammeter after about 20 min ...
1983 Buick Skylark Custom 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4AC69X5E
Hi everyone, Working on one that has me stumped. The car came in running with mil on, when attaching scanner it had no communication. I checked ecm power & grounds, both were good. I then ordered & installed reman ecm (not delco as we prefer). Turned on ignit...
1990 Buick Regal Limited 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WD14L9L
This unit came in with a MIL on and a code 42. Did all the tests and found the ignition module was at fault. Replaced the module with a Wells unit twice and then with a Sorenson unit once. The problem now is that the MIL will light on start up with a code 42, ... Trouble codes: 42 (est)
1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4CU5218V
checked car from top to bottom, cannot find anything that would make this car stall, the only thing I have found is the car has 2 bad engine mounts, Don't really know if this is relevant or not. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
I'm a little confused here all we did was to remove the dash to install a new evaporator core. All of that went well, everything works on the car, but these codes keep popping up. We have a Solus scanner and we're unable to relearn the crank position sensor an... Trouble codes: B1001 (Option configuration error), P1336 (CKP system variation not learned)
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L starting VIN: 1G1FP23T1M
I have a 91 3.1 chevy camaro, when starting, it bucks the starter severly like the timing is way over advanced, I have checked the timing, the damper ring has not sliped, it has a new starter and cap and rotor, tryed module, timing chain is good, I can get it ...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23F4M
hello - vats help needed. car came in with hard/no start. check fuel, spark etc. found the injectors were not firing. 12volt to supply wire & control wire to computer also had 12v. after feeding the purple/white wire at the ignition control module with a test ...
1994 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, When started, dies VIN: 1GCEC14K7R
This is killing us! The vehicle was towed in. When cranking the engine it will start but immediately dies. If the gas pedal is pumped aggressively, the engine will stay running but with a very bad miss, but will eventially die. My guys have slaved in the follo...
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCEK19M3T
This one is giving me fits. Original problem was P0300 random misfire only on load. After trying everything I finally replaced all injectors with the GM conversion kit from CSFI to MFI injectors. This fixed the misfire problem. It runs perfect. But... imedeatl... Trouble codes: P0420 (TWC System low effeciency bank 1)
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Ignition VIN: 1GNEK13R5W
Hello fellow Techs, Sometimes when key is turned on there is no power to anything. No dash lights, no cranking, etc.. moving gear selector or bumping steering wheel will turn it on. At that time the clock reads 1:00. Sometimes when you start it and then move t...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Differential VIN: T6X1508555
Hello techs, dealer got me going nuts, we got this truck that we wanted to install new rear spider gears They sent part# [...] & they swear that those are the ones, well we can not get the spiders to roll in with side gears, the old side gears have 15 teeth...
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55E3Y
Came in with lack of power for complaint. Ran like the converter was plugged. Disconnected at the manifold, made no difference. Fuel filter is new. Fuel pressure is 55 psi. Stall it in gear and it runs great up until .370 volts tps then it is like a switch is ...
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L Steering/ Suspension VIN: 3GNEC16TX1
Customer brought this in with a popping sound a few weeks ago. This was a loud deep "pop" when you turned right and were rolling. We replaced the Right wheel hub because we had been thru this before on GM vehicles. The noise was gone after the repair. We did n...
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Security light VIN: 2G1WH55K33
Hello, I have This impala that customer states the security light will flash as she is driving down the road and all Lights are flashing like The alarm is going off,There is Also A clicking noise by The glove box area when This is All happening but of course ...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L radio/chime/window locks VIN: 1GNFK130X7
Can anyone guide me in the right direction on this vehicle. the problem I have is the radio is inop. also the window lockout will turn on but the windows still go up and down and the chime doesnt chime when the key is in the ignition when the door is open. i b...
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
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
this neon failed an emmision test. very high co and hc on the drive test, idle is ok.also code for system lean. the scan data shows the front o2 .85 and the rear .o3 to .20 my question is can the rear o2 controll the fuel mixture?the system seems to work norma...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF16Y1V
This truck will reset the MIL in a few minutes (P0132). The scan tool shows .98 v on the O2 sensor all the time. The wires on the sensor are frayed and bare. I unplugged the sensor to see if the votage would drop, but it stayed at .98 v. I don't think a new O2... Trouble codes: P0132 (High votage HEGO 11), P0305 (missfire cyl 5)
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B8HS58N52
The customer came in to my shop and said the vehicle idle speed drops below normal when coming to a stop, Like it stumbles and catches itself and picks up again after a few seconds and occaisionally the engine stalls. I scan tested it and there are no codes. I...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L master cyl VIN: 2FTJW36M1M
Irelaced the front calipers and pads as the calipers were seized and the pads were burnt up. The pedal was still spongy so I put a new RABS vave on but that didn't help. I have had bad luck with rebuilt master cyls so installed a new unit. THE TRUCK HAS GOOD P...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L control panel VIN: 2FALP74W3V
We have a very low mileage vehicle with auto temp control all setting work accept for the vent setting when you push the button nothing lights up and there is no change in operation from the previous setting all other buttons override the previous selection an...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP52U3V
help, ford people, help! good ole 3.0L "U" engine has unstable / fluxuating idle after our shop put head gaskets on. heads re-done at local shop, compression 75psi running, 120psi cranking on all cylinders. did have B1S1 slow response code. replaced. both oxyg...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDXE47F6X
This is a good case. Customer uses dual wheel box truck as his daliy driver. He has always achived 10.7 miles per gallon for the last 3 years. Now he is at 8.5-9.5. Being one of our better customers, he has authorized any repair that will improve performance, ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW32FOX
Hello everyone. Wrecker brought this one in. Truck will crank up and then stall after about 1 minute. Sometimes it will crank back up and sometimes it won't. Both batteries checked good, spins engine over 150 rpm. Engine oil is clean and filled. Checked circui... Trouble codes: P1668 (PCM to IDM communications error), P0470 (Exhaust pressure sensor), P1294 (High side open 2 left bank)
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE1426X
well im hoping someone can sort this one out. idle lopes; surges when warm. In any gear; drive as well. Rpm fluctuates between 900 and 1150. feels like its lean. Snap on 2500 provided data but I'm afraid I don't know this system and have no data at the moment....
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hello everyone, We have this vehicle in shop with code c1185 and are going to replace the abs control module above the HCU unit. I know you can do this with out disconnecting the lines from the HCU but my question is, does the new module have to be reprogramed...
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...
2001 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FBSS31F7H
this van keeps blowing o-rings on the oil lines. this time it will not build oil pressure-due to oil leak and no start...we'll fix that. But why do the oil lines/orings/fittings keep comming back and leaking? Can anyone lead me in the right direction here? we ...
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...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP71W82
This Police vehicle has had the heater core replaced 5 times in the last year. We have tried four different manufactures including Ford. We have flushed the cooling system each time. What we have determined is electrolysis is the cause of the repeat failure, b...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery light VIN: 2FAP71W13X
car was brought in and and had battery light on and voltage going up and down ranging from 13.5 volts to 16.2 volts. replaced alternator and battery light would stay off for about 1 min. then will come back on. upon futher inspection found that the 3 wire plug...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L idles rough VIN: 1F32OWU323
hello Ford techs, Cust stated vehicle stalled out while cruising. Then restarted on its own. test drove, couldnt duplicate. power a little low, other than that everything seems fine. My biggest concern. While performing snap throttle test, to test MAF, the rev...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1FMZK04175
Installed cermic front & rear NAPA pads and 4 new OEM Ford rotors. Road tested and was all fine. Customer took car and came back about an hour later, brakes smoking. Inspected and found all 4 wheel locked on. Removed all 4 brakes. Calipers, pistons, slides, e...
1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.0L waterpump VIN: 1GTFG15M5X
the van came in with antifreeze coming out the waterpump weepage hole outlet .changed waterpump &stat. refilled ran and purged .let run 2 hrs double checked everything.2 days later its back in with antifreeze coming out from the block and waterpump. replaced g...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GKDT13WBX
truck came in with intermittent stall. checked for dtc's - none. finally got it to stall, but restarts almost every time. sometimes it will crank for 10-15 seconds and sometimes you have to cycle ignition key. fuel pressure stays at 63 psi. if left idling in b...
1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L alarm/horn VIN: JHMRA1866V
Hi, This van is driving us nuts. Customer stated that about year ago the locks starting going up and down while driving (not doing that now). They decided to bring it in when the horn started making short beeps while driving. We could get it to beep by tapping...
1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L ignition VIN: 2HGEJ667XX
Hello honda techs. This vehicle stalled while driving and now it does not start. It cranks just fine. I checked any recalls and all it requires is replacing upgraded electrical part of the ignition switch; which I replaced it today. No difference. It still doe...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Shifter VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Customer's concern: The shifter will not shift out of park position into reverse or to drive. The customer then has to go out and rock the vehicle to and fro before the shifter can be shifted out of park position. We were able to duplicate the symptom, althou...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES25751
good day. idle prob, surge over 1300rpm. this car has no idle problem from a fresh key cycle until you move the steering wheel or touch the throttle. ps switch checks good. tps 9.3% never changes idle good or bad. iac oe new. eld now working, was inop. no vacu... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system)
2000 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: SAJDA24C9Y
Performed the chain and tensioner R&R as a preventive maint. on this car yesterday per cust request. During repair I noticed that the intake cam on the pass side was not aligned with the ex. cam during disassembly. The drivers side lined up fine with the cam h...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX58S7T
Hi guys: I hope someone can help me out on this one. I have the code for int. loss of cam or crank signal. The vehicle always runs perfect. Customer states that he puts about 200 or so miles on it before the MIL comes on. I have checked both sensors with a lab... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of cam or crank signal)
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Dash VIN: JT8BH68X3X
Customer states that he had dead battery, jump started car and now has no day time or night time dash or gauge lights, checked all fuses test good replaced fuses #5 #26 #33 just to make sure still nothing was wondering if maybe there is a inline fuse someplace...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L left front control arm area VIN: 5LMFU281YL
Hi to all the Lincoln / Ford techs. Thanks in advance. I have this 2000 Navigator that has a popping/clunk type noise from the left front suspension area. I checked out the front end and found a bad idler and replaced that and retested. Noise still present. I...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L rear suspension assy VIN: JM1NA3512L
this fuel tank had been damaged due to it riding on the PPF(support from trans to diff). There was a block of wood between the PPF and the diff carrier. When we reinstalled the tank, this block of wood was not put back in because we had clearance. Now once aga...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1S
Have code p0411 intermitantly. I am having problems finding any test procedures or electrical specification for the air injection pump circuit. If anybody has suggestions on valid tests for the pump please let me know. JEFF Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J51
Vehicle came in with the above codes. Code descriptions could be fuel trims above limits either rich or lean. I assume the system is lean due to positive numbers. I cleared the codes. At idle, the fuel trims were normal. LTFT was 0% and STFT was switching betw... Trouble codes: P2085 (Self adaption of mixture for left bank at limit at part load), P2086 (Self adaption of mixture for left bank at limit at idle), P2016 (Self adaption of mixture for right bank at limit at part load), P2017 (Self adaption of mixture for rightbank at limit at idle), P0170 (Lean bank 2Generic), P0173 (Lean bank 1Generic)
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, pops through t-body VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Thanks in advance to any replies. I have a 93 Grand Marquis (4.6) which missfires,hesitates and pops up through the intake only when COLD, runs like it should under full throttle.After 5-10 minutes of driving, the symptom is gone. I have cleaned the MAF hot wi...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Rear Alignment VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Vehicle came in for poor tire wear RR. Shake down suspension, nothing loose. All joints feel fine. Sombody replaced the right rear upper controll arm around four years ago. Measure the alighnment, specs are given in proper the field below. The tire was clearly...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L blend door VIN: 1MEFM53S2X
car came in with no heat, tested and found blend door inoperative and code b1249. tested and replaced module, as there is no signal to the actuator. also replaced actuator, and still does not work. alldata has no test for control head. any help would be apprec...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L 4x4 light VIN: JA4MT3IH11
Pulled a code 25 out of the system meaning 4x4 detection switch. checked switch the switch wwas open. the problem i am having is the 4x4 indicator lamp is blinking in 2wd. The 4x4 is working fine. any help would be appreciated.
1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1HM0S3GX
This is a Stanza wagon. It will not start. Appears to be because there is no noid (fuel pres. & spark O.K.). I checked and cleaned the grounds + inspected the connectors under the hood. It has a strange way that it reads codes where it has codes until you rule...
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1FOP
Car was towed in because not enough power to pull itself. Car will start sometimes hard to start but runs ragged, poping back thriugh the intake. Owner had replaced the plugs with the wrong ones. When we pulled them out the gaps on 4 of them where closed. Foun... Trouble codes: 12 (MAF short or open), 21 (Ign. signal)
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5W
Got this car towed in after custemer installed salvage motor.After installation car would not start.First we checked for spark to find there was none.Changed dist.and crank sensor and still no spark.Checked injector pulse which was ok.Icalled salvage yard to g...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y3W
Hi all. Hopeing for some help with this Nissan p1440 evap code. Thought it was a simple intermitent vent control valve leak but no luck. Code returns every other tank of fuel or so & smoke test at service port shows no leaks. I suspect an ittermitent leak at c... Trouble codes: P1440 (evap small leak detected)
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L no speedo / odometer VIN: JN8AR07Y1Y
Customer complain of loss of guages and speed after driving for 15 minutes or so. ! month ago replaced vss and have not had a problem till yesterday. they say happens after 15 minutes of driving
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Hew guys, Looking for a little input on this Pathfinder. It came in with a complaint of poor running when cold and ses light on. Runs fine when warm. Code is p0171 bank1 lean. Both o2s are good, reaction time of 36ms, min 0.02v, max 932v. No intake leaks that ... Trouble codes: P0171
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: HLS5304457
i have no info on this car alldata and mitchels start at 1982 need wiring diagrams and any info to help with no noid car will fire with carb clean any and all help would be Great Thanks in advance
1996 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G2JB5240T
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for any help. We replaced a 2.2 motor in a 96 sunfire. After replacement, the SES light comes on and either code P0300 or P0335 when ever the engine is accelerated. There is no detectable misfire but the scanner confirm... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0335 (Crank sensor circuit A malfunction)
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29922
This car idles rough but is smooth above idle. There was fluid spiting from the rh (cyl 1-3) exhaust and it had a strong (hot) coolant smell when it first came back. I did not drive this car before the clutch work so of course Customer says it was fine before.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detection), P0301 (Misfire CYL 1), P0302 (Misfire CYL 2), P0303 (Misfire CYL 3)

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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L water pump VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Thanks for all the input. It seems that there are many that have installed the new pump with hard to turn impeller and have had no problems. Several Techs said the seal has been known to stick to the shaft. I did not want to chance my time on a known issue wit...
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starter VIN: 2G4WB55K51
Thanks to all who replied. I had the car for 5 days without another failure. It started every time. The other thing I did was wipe the keys off again. I suspect oil from the manufacturing process may have remained on the keys or the pickups.I did try leaving t...
1994 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G132A12Q3
sorry for long delay. cust went on vacation. wont believe it. out of all the high tech questions it ended up being a low tech problem. motor oil was 5qts over. thanks again
1980 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L steering cylinder VIN: 1Z878AS408
Well, once again it pays to be a member of IATN. The general idea that I got from replies was bad pressure from the pump valve, or bad cylinder. I had changed everything in this system with reman parts, except for the cylinder and it was new. I [...] it goes t...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM19W1V
Well everyone this one was a nightmare but is fixed. There was a excessive voltage showing a 5 volt reference on the ignition side. This caused the I.A.C & TPS voltage to increase to give the vehicle a high idle. We were running out of time so we called a frie... Trouble codes: P0560, P0748, P1121 (tp sensor ckt intermittent high voltage).
2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ND52J01
Hi, Thanks to all that replied. Jim, You were right on the money. I was watching the scanner readings, mostly for the MAF, during the road tests. When I did check the MAP, it showed 20hg at cruise. It also showed 20hg at koeo.We replaced the MAP, engine runs n... Trouble codes: P0101.
1998 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L spark VIN: 3C3EL55H6W
thanks so much for the replies the distributor was to blame its replaced and car runs great
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no shifts VIN: 1B7KC2360X
Hello again and thanks to all who replied. Sorry for the delay but I have been waiting for local dealer to finish reflash. They reflashed the computer for a 'TCC isue' they said. I still was unable to read transmission data with either the Snap-On or Auto Engi...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15Y3M
We didnt have a chance to go any further on this, customer bailed on us.Thanks for your time and efforts.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L a/c VIN: 1FTNW20561
Thanks to everybody that replied. We pulled this system down and apart. The orfice had quiet a bit of metal in the orfice screen, so we replaced the compressor, condensor, drier and orfice tube. We flushed it and then recharged it with the factory fill. The sy...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
The overwhelming opinion was coolant leaking at the brass cups that the injectors sit in. Coolant circulates around the injectors. We removed the injectors and pressure tested the cooling system and found coolant in the injector area. Thanks to all that posted...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L safety restraint system VIN: 1FAFP34372
I had a feeling that the module would have to be replaced but I thought I was doing something wrong. After reading all the replies that said replace the module I was reassured replacing the module was the next step. I got a used one from a near-by wrecker that...
1999 GMC C1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GKEC16RXX
found wiring harness from ckp sensor burnt in two from exhaust manifold behind alt. thanks for all who replied. Trouble codes: P0339.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1GTHK29131
Vacuum tested fuel filter housing, had a very slow leak. Tried to set primer pump would get better but not 100% Replace fuel filter housing, [GM said they have never sold one], replaced, retested held vacuum overnight. Let go, called customer today and said th...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Compression VIN: KMHWF35V7Y
I wish I could say I found and fixed the problem. After carefully considering the issues I determined that the intake and valve covers would require removal to determine what is going on. The customer declined and decided he would rather start his car once a d...
2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Charging VIN: KMHFU45E42
Richard and Mike, thanks for the help, especially Richard who reminded me just because it is in writing at an OE website it may not be correct, I am used to second guessing ALLDATA and MOD but who would have thought that the diagnostic info on a OEM website co...
1993 Infiniti Q45 4.5L engine VIN: JNKNGO1D5R
Well # 4 rod was bent.. I see I am not the only one to whom this has happened.. I think the manufactures of injectors should install upper and lower 'o' rings. Thanks for the help..
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Axle seals (rear) VIN: JNRAR07Y3X
Sorry, vehicle was sold before we could preform repairs. Customer had too many problems recently and decided to trade in on new vehicle.
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Center Dash Vent VIN: EA30D7KA99
Well, Thanks to you guys this M.B. is fixed and the customer is very happy. As you all said I had a bad vacuum servo on the center vent. Jon from Fla.gave me an answer that worked well on this old gal. Remove the center vent. There is a screw accessed through ...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBHA23EXU
Hello all, This was an exercise in futility.The customer is a jerk who feels my time is worthless .My tech installed a new genuine CKP sensor and it fixed nothing.I also checked the wiring harness for deteriation and found none.My wave form for the CKP was '...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L srs system VIN: WDBNG70JX2
thanks to all who responded,a look under the right rear seat revealed a missing teleaid module, ignorance is not always bliss. thanks again
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Ino shift VIN: 4A3CF44E4R
it seem that the trans is incorrect and the costomer is not willing to spend any more money thanks for all the help
2001 Nissan PRIMERA 2500CC No Acceleration VIN: WRP12-0002
Thanks to the 4 people that replied to my help request. Well the fix was the injectors we could ownly replace them to find the fix. Could not test the spray patten or check for leaks as the injectors run at very high pressure. At idle they are running at 870ps... Trouble codes: P0172.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No performance issues VIN: 1GWP12K1XF
Thank you sssooo much for all of your replies. Many of you hit the nail right on the head. This vehicle was in for an oil change back in July at a quick lube, it is apparent that the PCV valve was changed, and the o-ring not replaced, the crankcase vacuum went...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L front crank seal VIN: WPOCA2985W
thanks for all the replies. everyone said to replace the oil seperator. it has a valve on top(PCV valve?) which goes bad and allows manifold vacuum to be applied to the crankcase. just for grins I put a vacuum gauge on the dipstick tube. it showed 13.5 in. the...
1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Monitors won't set VIN: YS3CF68M6T
Thankyou to all who responded.All advice including thermostat change,cam timing inspection,smoke testing,etc.. had been performed.This car also went to the dealer for an ecu swap without success.We are currently stumped.I'll post at a later date the eventual r...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63BX2
I would like to thank everyone that replied to my post. We had initially cleared the codes and let the customer drive the vehicle over the week end when the problem reoccured. The codes that sent this time were; p0221, p0121, p2135 p0700 and p0638. Found out t... Trouble codes: P1779, P0700, P0121.
1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L Whole Car VIN: JT2MA70L3G
Thanks for all te help whoever which was many answered Brake Cailpers sticking give yourself's a clap on the back, but the car has only been gone for 2 days now I did mention U-Joins and Hanger Bearing to the customer but when we re-pulled it down there were b...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HJ85J6V
Hey guys, I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you who responded to my request, the overwhelming response was to look at the wiring harness near the EGR tube or the bracket behind the glove compartment and sure enough the problem was right at ... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cylinder 1), 302 (misfire [...]), 303 (misfire cylinder 3), 304 (misfire cylinder 4), 305 (misfire cylinder 5), 306 (misfire cylinder 6).
1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWR81H0RM
Hi everyone - the fix for this car was to unclog the overflow tube coming off the head with a bent coat hanger and compressed air and burp the system by filling the reservoir @ 2,000 rpm while the reservoir was unbolted and raised as high as possible. It took ...
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.5L 4th Gear VIN: WV2EE0708S
Thanks guys, This is an odd year. Only a VW scanner will communicate. If it were a year earlier or later a generic scanner would work. The trans ended up being bad as I did recieve a good description of proper shift procedure. The battery can be disconnected a...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L door lock VIN: WVWMA63B6X
I recieved 5 replies to this help request. The customer didn't want to spend the money for us to pull the door panel to determine the exact cause of the problem so we never got it fixed. I pulled the plastic access cover from the passenger's side and saw what ...
1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LS8315S
We removed the transmission and found the tone ring had been damaged due to a bolt that had come out of the rear seal retainer. After replacing the flywheel/tone ring the engine runs fine and all paterns are normal. I do not know why it only affected a certin ...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1LS5576W
Finally, the customer brought the vehicle back, we removed the abs module, after checking continuity of the speed sensor wires at the module, and sent off for repairs. We charged the customer $150, a lot better than buying a new one and we get a lifetime warra...
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