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1995 Audi A6 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: WAUGA84A7S
Thanks For Looking- This ride has a complaint of no dash illumination, erroneous warning chimes, and erroneous warning messages on the info display. Have checked and it has power to the dash from the headlamp switch and the grounds appear ok. Maybe I'm misrea...
2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Suspension VIN: WAUYP54B61
well this one is back! this car is a pain! it came back after replacing front springs with complante system is inop?! pulled codes and found 01772-signal wire pressure sensor open/ short with ground!! evry time i clear the code pump works fine, then code comes...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAULC68E53
Hello group, We have an '03 Audi A4 with the Oil can warning symbol flashing in red on the info screen. This should be oil pressure not level. We have replaced both the oil pressure and oil level senders and pressure tested with a gauge right at the switch por...
2003 Audi A4 1.8L poor power VIN: WAUJC58E43
This vehicle suck all the oil and put it in the exhaust, all this because the turbo got damage. So, we “clean" the exhaust, change turbo (brand new original) and test vehicle. No power and found a bad MAF sensor. Test again and better, but still no enough. So ... Trouble codes: 16683 (Boost Pressure Regulation Control Range Not Reached)
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Attn. BMW techs. I have a 740il that will run great at times and then out of no where will knock and start burning a massive amount of oil. The oil will actually drip out of the exhaust pipes. If u run it for a while it will clear up & be fine. And then after ...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WBADD6321
Hello BMW Techs We have this car with the check engine light on and engine codes as stated above, but after looking for descripion and testing for these codes, can not find the location of this sensor. Please advise on testing procedures and location of compon... Trouble codes: 214 (PO500 speed sensor), 20 (mil lamp)
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L batt VIN: WBADN63451
Car came in with dead batt charged checked charging system ect. all good but had large draw. Found final stage to be defective of coarse. repl. re checked and found car to be drawing 16ma. after car was totaly asleep as per specs.. Car comes back 3-4 weeks lat...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L tcc and 4th gear VIN: 1G4CW52KOX
The following vehicle was brought to me for a trans problem. It had 142500 miles on it at the time of origonal trans rebuild. It now has 148200 miles on it since rebuild occured. Car came in with multiple trans codes and shift problems. (0741, 1811, 1870) I ...
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Interior VIN: 1G6KD52B1S
we have this cadillac that intermittent electronics on dash will act up - the prndl lights will show up with boxes around all letters - speedo stops and odometer quits registering until problem goes away then odom updates to correct miles - info center are non...
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.4L Balance shaft VIN: 2G1WN54X4P
Replaced the below for a large "typical" oil leak from the oil pump drive, car ran well before repairs no vibrations. I suspect the balance shaft chain timing is off. I have looked at this engine from all angles and can't see what I am missing. I'm fairly cert...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transmission area VIN: 1GNDT13W1T
there is a noise sounds like static, when sitting still in park, you can hear it inside the cabin, noise changes if you press accelerator pedal slightly, has anybody heard this noise before. it sounds like you left the radio on, but its not on help
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
Does anyone have a logical explanation for how the ECM could become contaminated with gas? I checked for leaks by hot wiring the pump and watching for a spray of gas but I didn't see any. The rubber seals on the 2 lower connectors are swollen and there is raw ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Radio, Speakers VIN: IGNEK13R8X
Hey Gm Techs, I've been trying to find the cause of this radio inntermittently shutting off. Have replaced the radio 4 times with GM reman, replaced rear speaker Amp with new GM. Have traced the rear roof speaker wiring harness, unplugged the rear roof speaker...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Fluid Contamination
The transmission has been serviced on two ocassions now and both times the fluid was milky like it was contaminated with water or coolant! Checked the radiator and the coolant is still clean with no sign of oil in it. Has anybody else ever seen these cavalier ...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L hard starting VIN: 3GNFK16T6Y
Hello fellow techs, Had this Suburban come into the shop for hard starting after hot soaking. I have tested for codes and none found. This vehicle will take up to 30 sec. to start after setting for more than 30 mins. after it is hot. When cold, it starts right...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GCEK19TXY
Hi guys. This Chev is killing us. It is an intermitt. problem Seems worse cold but will do it any time. Going down the road @ cruise speed, in overdrive, vehicle will exihibit "Fuel starvation symptoms" No codes will set, but O-2 sensors all go to 0 and and ve...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC52451
Towed in by customer. They replaced the crank and cam sensors at least once, and I think more than once. Car turns over, no start most of the time. When I starts, it's fine with no problems. I get codes u1000 from all computers and u1016 from BCM. This points ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1016
2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25R12
Hello GM tech's Truck was purchased with this problem runs poor under load misses and at times will backfire thru intake manifold, codes will come right back PO300 and PO335. I did test the CMP sensor and the new CKP sensor. we did replace cap rotor (delco par... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK13U03
problem is intermitten but occurs more often with cruise control engaged. the reduced power light comes and the truck will not accelerate. turning off the ignition and waiting 5 to 10 minutes then restarting the engine the problem will disappear. freeze frame ... Trouble codes: P1516
1988 Dodge Ram 50 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JB7FL24D0J
Hello Iatn. I am at a loss with this one. It is such a good truck to begin with. The complaint is the truck will as you drive along just act like it ran out of fuel. Pressure is present. I thought bad fuel filter, but could not find one in the line anywhere, s...
1996 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1P3ES27CXT
Thanks in advance for taking time to read this post.This vehicle has been to 4 shops, it starts and runs fine for 15 minutes and stalls out and will not start for 15 to 20 minutes then starts and runs again for 10 minutes and stalls .Has no codes, is not a fue...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GP54L4V
Thank u to all in advance. This van has been driving me nuts. It has been towed in 2 times with the 20 amp engine fuse blown. I put a new fuse in and it runs just fine for another month. I have put 2 fuses in it in the last 2 months and can not get it to blow ... Trouble codes: N/A (no asd output voltage at pcm)
1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7FL26X8V
This truck has me stumped. It seems to have a random miss when it warms up, sometimes you can hardly feel it and other times it is worse. It doesn't feel like a dead miss, the kind you get if you pull a plug wire off. The owner said it stalled at a light recen...
1965 Ford mustang 200CID timing advance VIN: 5F08U18864
I very recently posted a request for specs on timing, points, etc. All that was fine, but after setting base timing at 12 deg. with vacuum line disconnected, checking centrifugal showed no advance at all. To back-up a little, I initially had found that the int...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6537W
o2 sensor not switching , starts up cold with low numbers. o2 reads 45, with a stft of 0. at 300 stft reads 44, at 845stft reads -24 . closed loop o2 stays at 845. tried new o2. same readings. o2 is doing what its told to do. anyone come across this before? an... Trouble codes: 1131 (corecting rich for lean condition)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
van came in with mil on.code set replaced sensor.cleared codes.drove van ran good,then it starts to make a chirping sound and cuts off.cranks right back up.does this about about three are four times each time chirp sound starts it acts as if a bearing grabs st...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
had the heads worked at the machine shop but problem still there.oil fouling #3 and#6 spark plugs and using a quart of oil or more a week.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L torque converter clutch VIN: 1FTZX17271
This vehicle came in with the check engine light on and it would want to die when it comes to a stop. It had previously been in the shop for the same concern where we had replaced some seals and the torque converter. The customer said it had been fine for 8000...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L dome lights/door locks VIN: 1FMDU63E82
Hey fellow techs I have a early production Explorer that is driving me crazy! The left front door adjar switch will go from closed to adjar when you take the key out of the ignition switch. I have replaced the Central Security Module, and the truck has a new G...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Surge, Low Vacuum VIN: 3FAHP39503
Help Ford techs! This Focus SVT came in a week ago and would not start. We retimed the engine using the special tools for this engine and then the car would run but the vacuum was very low at 14 inches hot. The customer needed to use the car so he drove it a f...
2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SLT 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GTHK34R6Y
the truck come in as a fuel leak conditon,the original tank had been hit from the bottom on a construction site & a small hole in tank was the leak after the tank was dropped we replaced tank assembly with aftermarket unit the fuel module had been replaced 30 ...
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L 4wd VIN: 1GTGK2448Y
hey guys i have this 2000 gmc that is in 4wd when you press 2wd button a grinding noise from transfer case and the 2wd button flashes.is this a common problem.it seems that the truck is stuck in 4wd.please help
2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GKEK63U01
I had the battery disconnected while I rebuilt the transmission and now engine will not start. I get code B2961 key in ignition fault. The engine will start and die with starting fluid. If I clear the code it comes right back before trying to start the engine.... Trouble codes: B2961 (Key in ignition circuit malfunction)
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 2GTEK19T63
Truck came in with owner complaining of low power & missfire. Checked for codes, Found Maf code & P0300. Cleared codes & only P0300 returns. Missfire counter shows 2,4,6,8 Missfiring. Feul press 55psi. Spark on all cylanders ok. Test injector signal on affecte... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf Efficiancy), P0300 (Missfire)
2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLE 5.3L Rear window VIN: 1GKES12P84
Hello and thanks in advace for taking the time to read this. This truck came in with the rear window stuck in the down position. This is the deluxe modle that has the retractable roof and also has a window right behind the rear seat that can be raised to close...
1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6247X
Dear Members, I am having reoccurring problem with 99 Honda Prelude with P1382, CYP (crank) sensor fault. We replace crank angle sensor about 6 weeks ago, and this code coming back repeatedly, sometime within a few minutes, sometime 3 days or a week. When this... Trouble codes: P1382 (CYP sensor)
1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L hard downshift VIN: KMHJF24M6V
Came in with codes p0707 and p0712 not shifting and no reverse. p0712 is temp sensor out of range code. found it unpluged. fixed that. p0712 in park/nutrel range switch, checked it 80% of the way and figured it was a false code. cleared codes but still had no ...
1992 Infiniti G20 2.0L Starting VIN: JNKCP01P9N
This car came in for an intermittant no start. tested and was able to get it to fail and there was no power to soloniod ingnition wire wheh it would not start. replaced clutch relay and worked fine for a week. It is back and i looked in the fix database and th...
1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L ABS,traction,stability VIN: SAJGX2240W
I need some help with this Jag please.Car came in with ABS lite on,traction control,stability control fail flshing on message center.After reading repair histories on IATN.Ohm check pump motor,motor bad.Also checked power and grounds at control module all ok.C...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L check engine lite VIN: 1J4GZ78Y1R
this is my first post, so if i screw up i apologize in advance. This 94 grand cherokee was dropped off by a chrysler dealer. Vehicle has no mil operation, no spark, no injector pulse. Dealer installed 3 pcms, vehicle has known good one at this time. First koeo...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GW58S1X
Customer purchased this engine off internet. It's supposed to be a 2000 4.0l with less than 40,000 miles. It wont start and sounds like timing is off.I have tested the crank senser and the cam senser and both appear to be good. When I fire the coils,they fire ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW4856Y
I need some help, this truck idles poorly and stalls out alot, it always restarts. The idle vacuum is about 16 inches and unsteady as if it has a bad valve. I did a leak down test and had no leakage on any cylinder, compression tests had 140 on all 6 cylinders...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Trunk release VIN: 1LNHM83W63
The power trunk in this lincoln stopped working. When the interior switch or the remote button is pushed the module in the left door clicks, but does not open the trunk. I jumped the red wire at the trunk solenoid and it works. I also checked for broken wires ...
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)
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JM1EC4342N
at idle warm it surges between 100-900 rpm this vechile has been around now its my turn it has had a distributor put in for this problem.. fuel pressure ok the customer has told my that they( other shop)has got code 12 tps problem and always ignored it because...
1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBGA51E4T
Has new pump, several months ago, no system codes. Can see infrared sensor in mirror flashing when remote operated, but sometimes doors lock/unlock sometimes don't, also intermittant with key in door lock. Recycle #9 fuse, sytem may or may not operate for a fe...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E3X
replaced charcoal canister shut-off valve replaced fuel cap replaced purge valve changed spark plugs & Air filter clear codes, lites stays off while driving shut-down and restarts lite comes back "on" Trouble codes: 446 (activated charcoal canister shut-off valve)
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: WDBKKU9FX1
Good day guys, have a strange one. Have no codes, car will run great most of the time, but, when warmed up, the car will respond very slowly to application of the gas pedal. You can stomp on it, and it will slowly accelerate to normal speeds. No codes of any k...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L EATC controller VIN: 2MELM75W2T
help a brother out, man... this Marquis EATC stopped working in late july - would only blow hot air; A/C request would turn on compressor, but no cold air to cabin. tried to self test controller (push OFF and FLOOR simultaneously, release and press AUTOMATIC w...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L gas cap door VIN: WMWRC33433
The gas cap door is very loose at the pivot end and I cannot find a way to get to the back side of it. I tried going in through the left rear fender liner and the left interior panel. There appears to be no access point. Maybe a MINI tech can help me out. Than...
1992 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L No start occasionally VIN: CONV430NJ0
Hi fellow mechanics, We have this Mitsubishi Pajero sometimes difficult or no start. We decided to give it a tune up but we are confused on the firing order of this 6G72 V6 engine. According to the manual it is supposed to be 123456 with 1,3,5 cylinders on the...
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT31H6Y
we have a montero with a locked radio. I found some fixes in the database on similar conditions so I figured iatn may save me again. We got the code finally from a local dealer that was not to helpful. The code did not work. After three attempts the radio sc...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
need some help on this one, this altima intermittently will have an extended crank and or run rough on cold start seems like it is lacking fuel volume after it sits overnight / fuel volume is good when checking pressure any help would be appreciated thinking f...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D1X
Hello fellow techs. Need help on this Nissan Altima. This car won't start. It has spark but no injector pulse. Thought it was the security system but it does not have a security light on the instrument cluster. Wanted to know if it could still be the security ...
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L trans VIN: 3N1CB51D0Y
hey all this car does not shift. put in drive it takes off in second gear, will not shift up or down. manual shift does not work eather. it stays in second gear. park,revrse,neutral are fine. i have worked on the car since it was new, never had a trans problem...
2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Camshaft VIN: 4N2XN11T8Y
I have an "00" Nissan Quest 3.3L that the dist. froze-up & broke the hold-down as it ejected itself from engine, in the process it broke 2 teeth off the front camshaft. My question is can the camshaft be removed w/o removing head??? MOD says head must be remov...
2003 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y23
thanks in advance for any help. i have smoke tested this, and have found no leaks. vent control valve works, as does the purge volume control solenoid under the hood. tested pressure sensor, voltage drops w/ vacuum as it should.i did not see any info for this ... Trouble codes: P0456
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L alternator VIN: 1G3GR62C7V
Hey I need some help! Customer brought in Aurora for not charging. The alternator tested bad so we replaced it. It now charges but it is overcharging. 15.5 volts and climbing. Shop Key diagnostic tree advised check voltage to terminal L from battery. But, acco...
1996 Saturn SC1 1.9L all shifts VIN: 1G8ZF128XT
Hey guys hope you can help me with this one.Car came in with no reverse and no foward shift. Rebuilt trans, using the one that was in the car when it came in.(was a used unit installed at an earlier time by another shop)Got finished and it has good reverse but...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Propeller shaft VIN: 4TASM92N8Y
Hello everybody, This Tacoma runs great except for one really annoying issue. Every once in a while a (sometimes) severe 'clunk' is heard from the drivetrain. This only happens when you come to a complete stop (at a traffic light for example) and release the ...

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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53802
The hard code P0661 is for intake manifold runner control. The electrical connection at the intake manifold runner control was unplugged. There was also a vacuum leak at the EVAC canister. We fixed those and cleared the codes gave it a test drive of about 10 m... Trouble codes: 1164 (air fuel metering), 1457 (aux emission controls), P0661, P0219.
1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Alternator VIN: WAUKE54C6M
The blue wire to the alternator, had 0.02 volts only, we found that the ABS Module was taking the volts away, so we changes the module and the blue wire then had 2.6 volts after and the alternator start charging. thanks for all your help Dexter
1994 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUEK84AOR
All but one respondent focused on the CMP and CKP sensors. The other respondent got lost in waveforms and was not able to advise me. After looking at waveforms from the CMP sensor I concluded that the Hall sensor was doing its job. The CKP waveform was puzzlin...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L Drivers Door VIN: WBADD6324V
Thanks for the replies, At first we removed the top window seals and with the window down tried to release the latch. Breaking away the plastic covering of the latch as well with no success. After careful study of the new latch assy it was determined that ev...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L lower control arm VIN: WBAET37492
Thanks to all who replied. I did chk the ball joints and they had some play, so i changed the lower control arms also . The bushings slid right on with minimal effort. Thanks again for all the replies
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1G6KY5494X
when checking further we found the timing chain intermiadate shaft bushing worn causing shaft to wobble.this causes oil pressure to drop and rise when shaft load changes.replaced shaft and bushing.
1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
I changed the pump and this seemed to correct the problem. Voltage is now the same as battery voltage. The pump was dead, even with a direct hook up to the battery. Thanks very much to all that replied...you guys rock!!!
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L wiring VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
Well boys and girls this one is fixed. Removed complete dash assembly and inspected all harness routing for abrasion or pinching...none. Unplugged and inspected every connector (lot's of them!),all were undamaged and in very good shape. Resorted to the 'sniff ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19R0W
after checking the power again as suggested by so many i found i had sufficient voltage and proceeded to take the tank down to re-replace the pump i decided to check out the ground my tech said was okay and found a solid break in the ground wire(hard to see if...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK24113
Hi: In order to check these systems out you need to have a tech 2.If you can command fuel rail pressure to 160mpa, more than likely the injector pump and fuel regulator are ok. This also tests the return rate on the injectors, but on an intermittent issue like...
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L Stall VIN: 2C3EL56TXR
thanks for all the tips and direction from all that replied to my help request. I did, indeed, fix the concern. The customer followed up with me on some lingering information. since the car also tends to die in the morning at stops before engie warm-up i suspe...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L engine valve train VIN: 1B4GP44R3V
Well we disassembled the rocker cover again to find no excess valve lift causing the reoccuring noise. Just on a hunch we removed the front rocker cover to compare the rocker bridge installation and location. Found the rear rocker bridge had been installed ups...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hello Everyone, Thanks to all who took time to reply to this post. We went ahead and let our local Ford dealership change out and reprogram the brake module on this van. We did try swapping out the new one in shop first to see what would happen and it would no...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
Thanks for all the tips I received. All had good ideas to check. I ended up replacing the harness from the sensor to the ecm. The vehicle left 2 weeks ago and no complaints as of yet. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam pos sensor ckt fault), P1309 (misfire monitor fault).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Driver's seat VIN: 1FTPW14554
Everyone pretty much nailed this one. The harness under the seat had chaffed to the frame. It was a very small spot. Just enough to blow the fuse. Thanks to everyone that responded. Once again IATN came to the rescue.
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA55244
customer decided he would prefer the dealer to remedy his problem. come to find out, it was a dealer that put the first cam sensor in and sent him down the road with same symptoms. im confident it was pcm related, quite possibly due to water intrusion. unhooki... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 GMC C-Series Topkick C6H042 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ6H1D6Y
thanks for the replies, ran alternate ground wire to thermostat housing.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Shifter VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Thank you all for the helpful tips and suggestions. The brake light switch was intermittently faulty. When it failed in the shop, tested and confirmed that it was the cause. Replaced the switch and the shifter operated as it should. Thank you again.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W91
Hi all, This car is fixed. I want to especially thank Marty [...] for taking the time to fax over diagrams & help us out. It ends up being a spun gear on the camshaft. This cylinder head has a gear in the middle that is driven by the outside sprocket. The gear...
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L electric master VIN: SAJHW174XP
thank you for the great help!quoted the customer a pressure ball on the pump motor but customer says he can get a new one from GM.3 of the codes were for the left rear abs sensor so awaiting parts from the customer to install.once again,thank you for the promp...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJGX2747V
Thanks for the replies- Most of the replies mentioned cleaning and/or replacing the throttle body. There was also mention of the three ecm/fuel relays by the right strut tower which was also mentioned by a local jaguar tech. So we cleaned the throttle body, ...
1997 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FY29P7U
Thanks to all that responded very much. What I did was miss the ovious I trusted the previous mechanic which just made a honest mistake the crank sensor wire got against the exhaust and melted it sometimes it would short out and sometimes it was fine. I guess ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Valve VIN: JT6GF10U8Y
Well we did have a burnt valve on the cylinder in question. Sent the heads off for rebuilding & installed them. It was a lot of work doing the valve job but it ran much better of course. On one head after torquing the bolts and installing the cams, we for got ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM81W6Y
Seems to be a common issue of ignition coils failing and feeding back into the wiring harness causing strange driveability concerns. The test to see if your coils are working involve stress testing the coils looking for poor performance low kv or noise/hash in...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L hard shift VIN: JM1HD461XN
Problem is some one else did initial test, after redoing test found excessive resistance in the dropping resister circuit, traced pink and black wire to to resister and found open in wire about 6 inches from connector repaired wire and it worked great. Thanks ...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2213X
Hi guys and thank to all of you that helped the problem was the ecm the ecm was not procesing the right info the voltage from the fuel pressure sensor was right going into the ecm but the ecm was not seeing that voltage replaced the ecm and problem has not com... Trouble codes: P1450 (large evap leak evap system malfunction).
1996 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L moniter tests VIN: GA57E0TA31
we replaced both me control units and base module the dealer told us that they had to come from germany and coded to the vin# we put them in car wouldnt start we version coded them ired right up apparently the test memory is in the me units i couldnt find it i...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Timing chain VIN: 1N4EB31FXR
Thanks to all that helped. After taking the front of the engine apart I noticed that the upper chain was loose and had jumped 1 1/2 teeth. I replaced both the upper and lower chain and tensioners. When I finished and started the engine the chain was now quiet ...
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN110VD
Hey guys, sorry for the long delay. Since the Knock sensor did not turn the check engine light on and the customers main interest was smoging the car, i cleared the codes, checked and tested the tps, found it to be ok, proceeded to have the smog test done. It ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor), P0120 (tps), P0732 (a/t 2nd gear shift malfunction), P0733 (a/t 3rd gear shift malfunction).
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1CA21D4V
Thanks for the many responses, replaced the ignition switch as many had stated and all is well. Thanks Mike [...]
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L motor swap VIN: 1G3HN52K75
Got 7 replies on this one 3 said its a possible swap but many parts need to be changed.From what i can see intake manifold,exhaust manifold,fromt cover,some electronics,and the one that put a stop to this job was the power steering pump bolts directly to the b...
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62C4S
Thanks to all that responded. Especially due to the lack of information and EFFORT I gave. It turned out to be the 6/7 ignition coil. My first mistake was to try identify missing cyl(s) by disconnecting injectors. Has worked for me in the past on most 6 and 4 ...
1967 Other European Elan 1558CC Rear Strut Inserts
Thanx to all who replied. We did find the nut atop the strut insert(hiding under some rubber) and we can continue this project without futher hang-ups (we hope). Thanx iatn.
1993 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1B3XPP28K4
thank's for the reply's found the ground wire that was under the driver's side left foot well was broken .repaired wire and retested o.k thanks mick [...]
1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P4GH44R6S
I would like to thank every one who helped me out on this night mare. There were a lot of good ideals. Now we pulled the heads and the valves were so badly full of carbon that you would have to run about 10 bg fuel system tune ups to try to clean it up. Once w...
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WH54TXP
Thanks to all that responded to my problems!! Special thanks to LANEARD for the tip on revised Harness. The customers Main concern on this one was the TEMP GAUGE erratic readings and did he have an overheating problem or not? The CEL problem has been with the ... Trouble codes: A11.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L ABS / TRAC Control VIN: 1G2WP52K6X
Thanks for the info. Had 5 replies. Two suggested wiring problems. One recommended OEM Bearing. Two stated that sometimes the scan tool will revese the left and right sides on the ABS sensors. I replaced the other side bearing/abs sensor and every thing workin...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L radio VIN: 1G2WK52J6Y
Steve from N.M. hit on the head. Got the bulb from the general and fixed the radio. Thanks again Steve.
1990 Porsche 944 3.0L Clutch VIN: WD0CB2940L
We are trying to replace clutch disc with oem rubber hub style clutch disc. All our suppliers only offered the spring type disc, it was hard to find rubber type. The dealer does sell rubber for $800. Thanks for all your replies
1992 Suzuki Samurai JL 1.3L Poor Fuel Economy, POOR PERFORMANCE VIN: JS4JC31C5N
Thanks to all who responded to my help request. I only hope that when I try to help someone it means as much to you as it does to me. I haven't gotten the ok to repair this vehicle yet, but Aaron [...] hit the nail on the head. Not being famil...
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