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1992 Acura Integra GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9365N
Hello All, but espically Honda/Acura Techs, we have had here for too long now a no start Integra, we have battery voltage at the blk/yel wire into the dist. We also tried a new ignitor from Honda store, still no spark, then a complete used dist. Performed resi...
1988 Audi 90 2.3L location VIN: WAUHC089XJ
Hi All, I can't find the location of the fuel system control unit. The Alldata pointed to a spot just over the glove box but all that is there is the cruise control unit. I found the ignition control unit behind the right kick panel. I have also looked behind ...
2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L condensor fan VIN: WAUED54B21
One of my techs replaced an expensive condensor fan because it was noisey. Problem is the customer states that it is still noisey. I have listened to a couple A6 fans and they are all a little noisey. customer says he has owned vehicle for two years and never ...
1988 Buick Skyhawk Custom 2.0L headlights VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Customer, little old lady, presented this 88 skyhawk with hideaway lights the intermittently work. They are electric and can hear both motors run, but sometimes they close and somtimes they don't. Sometimes one or the other will close. Linkage looks ok, and lu...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G4WS52M0X
I inherted this one after it has been to 3 other shops. It cuts out like hitting rev limiter at 3000 rpm. I have scoped 24x, 7x, 3x, cam sensor, IC, and Injectors. The only thing I am seeing happen is when scoping injector amp draw the signal goes almost flat,...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Light VIN: 1G6KD54Y12
Hi Guys! This is the Caddy that we put the engine in couple weeks ago. The engine runs fine and all is well as far as that is concerned. The customer has had a problem with warning lights on the dash for some time and has asked us to look into it. Both the A...
1992 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKM19Z1NB
This van will run PERFECT for a while, then randomly it will die on decel. It will crank and not start for 1min.-[...]. and then starts and runs perfect again. I was able to test one time and I had great spark, and fuel pressure but no injector pulse, I ha...
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GTEK14S1S
hello thanks in advance for any help. we have a 1995 6.5l torbo diesel. on cold start very hard to start. misfires and large amount of white smoke. runs good when warm but has noticable amount of black smoke from tail pipe under acceleration.runs bad for up ... Trouble codes: 36 (injection pulse width response time long)
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GBKC34N4S
The truck has a bad idle surge(comes & goes) - When acting up, truck starts running lean, although o2 shows high(goes more towards 1105 mv)*** When you disconnect the field wire for the alternator the problem goes away & idles great. We tried an Ac delco alter...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L volt guage/alternater VIN: 1GNFK16R6T
Hey guys this one has been a real head scratcher for me. We put an alt. on becuase it was not charging enough. At first we used an after market and the customer took the vehicle and when it came back the alt was fried, no charging. We tested the battery and wa...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L instument cluster and radio VIN: 2G1WX12X7T
We have this 96 monte that came in with the insturment lighting inop and also when you turn on the switch the radio light goes out also. If i manually power up the raido circuit it operates correctly but still no instrument cluster lighting. HELP! i am about r...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GBFG15R6V
After replacing module & coil all was fine for a couple days now vehicle back same problem anyone have an idea fuel pressure is good vehicle just shuts off
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13WXW
Hi Guys, Got this Blazer that wouldn't start after the customer stopped to get gas. Its getting good spark, and fuel at the injectors. Tried pouring alittle gas in the air valve and it would start and run for a second. Injectors are getting power on the pin...
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Brake, Rear Turn VIN: 1GCDT13W22
I have a 2002 S-10 that both rear brake lights do not work but the middle 3rd brake light works. The rear turn signals also do not work but the front work. The turn signals do flash fast probably because only the front is working. I looked at the wiring diagra...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L temperature actuator VIN: 2G1UH52K44
Hey Techs! I have a question for all you GM techs. Im having a problem with the left side climate control actuator opening the air door. I tested to see if i had good power and ground coming from the head unit, it tested good at 12v. Pulled the actuator out an...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L wheels VIN: 1GNCT18X24
Vibration started after replacing tires. Tires were replaced with original type, size and manufacturer. I did not notice any extreme vibration before, yet I have checked for bent parts,drive shaft, even flex plate for cracks. This vehicle came original with th...
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Axle VIN: 2C3HE6691H
Hey, Chrysler techs: Got this car in for a vibration at various speeds. Looked underneath, and discovered that the axles, especially the right side, move up and down at the first joint outside the tranny. got a new axle, just in case, and pulled the old one. A...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2C8GP64LX2
customer brought van in after 2 days of running with mil on.he said van run ok;i pulled van in (no mil on) code po300 present and feels like misfire at idle.drb will show a few misfires on cyl. #3 and #4 all other data appears normal.ignition waveforms do not ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cuts out VIN: 1B4GP44R41
This vehicle stalls only when cold, and only when shifting from park to any gear. After a couple of times of this, it does not occur again until engine cold again. New IAC and reset IAC with scan tool. Minumum TPS reset. Fuel pressure is excellent with new fue...
1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46F6T
car is a no start when you try to crank it, it fouls spark plugs. i can plug return fuel line at the fuel pump, it will then hold 65 psi in the rail.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 8.0L oiling VIN: 1B7KF23W8W
Hello , I am posting this in hopes that on of you mopar fans have seen something like this before. This dodge truck will intermittently leak oil from somewhere in the front. The crank seal is dry and its hard to say where its coming from . The oil is all over ...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28NXF
hello iatn , car stalls on starts when cold after running for a short amount of time problem goes away until cools of runs fine during road test all scan data looks fine. thanks
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L No Start VIN: 2B3HD46R11
Car towed in - no start - Vehicle has no injector pulse and sometimes has ignition spark. Cranking vacuum is 15 psi. Fuel pressure is 55 psi which well within spec. I have power on injectors but will ground . Ground is achieved thru ecm. I even installed a kno...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L heat control VIN: 2B7KB31Z61
Uneder load vehicle heat will come on, not the fan but warm air will come out even when set at the coolest setting. This is intermitant but seems to be related to load on engine.
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FACP44M2P
IM240 emmision failure here, vehicle is as clean as can be untill you hit 39 mph then vehicle slips back into open loop (when accelerating at 39-40 mph), goes back into closed loop after shift into high gear and lifting accelerator to achieve cruise 55 mph. on...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDEE14L1V
when engine is started cold every thing is normal. within 30 seconds engine starts to run rough and will die. restart is instant and driveability is normal. during die out the injector pulse width is rising. have not been able to identify if die out is from fl...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 hi & lo lights VIN: IFMZU34E3W
Vehicle is Australian Assy trans Info: E2282 4405-11 280451 XL24 AA Vehicle drives normal. Both "4x4hi" "4x4lo" lights flash when engine started approx 4 to 6 times in park then will come on again while driving in cruse, light over run or stationary in drive(...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1FAFP5347X
Cust described problem has progressed to this no start when cold condition. Began as it would start but hesitate. RPM would drop then jump to 1200 to 1400 rpm then stab to idle rpm. Problem began late july - car is used very little - car came from calif then a...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L park lamps VIN: 1FMZU73E11
this vehicle came in with customer stating that there is a fuse blowing intermittently. the fuse is #11 (battery junction box) 15amp fuse. customer stated that they would replace the fuse and the park lamps would stay on. some time down the road (1 day-3 weeks...
1997 GMC Savana 1500 4.3L distributor VIN: 1GFTG15R8V
Van came in to another shop not running. Apperently was on highway and just died. Other shop first looked at distributor and thought that may be the problem. they changed distributor, this didn't fix problem so they then changed the coil. Still not working. Th...
1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHMCA5636K
Howdy ya'll. What I have here is a 1988 Honda Accord 2.0 Carb. A very well maintained Honda for one of our dear elderly customers. She came to us on June 5th of this year for us to check out her car making sure it was ok to take to Butte Montana so she could v...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD7136V
hey guys this is a wierd one !! ok , car had a complete tune up for missfire , and a wp based on mileage. when done idled a little rough . while performing cylinder balance test ( pulled wires ) and fried a pcm ! replaced w / used and ran same as before. balan...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G01
This car has come to me with a complaint of CEL on only. Customer stated that they experienced no other drivability problems. Connected my Mentor and retrieved the P1128 code. Was testing oxygen sensor with DVOM when idle suddenly rose to 3300 RPM on it's own!... Trouble codes: P1128 (Fuel system lean - part load)
2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
This vehicle was towed in not starting but cranks okay. Tseting we found no fuel pressure (or fuel pump running), no injector pulse but did have spark but less then what you should have when you're cranking. We then noticed that with the key on the ignition sy...
1982 Jaguar XJS 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: SAJNV584XD
This Jag has the old gm 400 trans. Owner is complaining of a harsh 1-2 shift. Feels like it has a shift kit installed for 1-2 shift only. Check 1-2 accumulator springs and replaced modulator valve on a guess with no improvement. Any help would be greatly appre...
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cd player VIN: SAJHX6043X
Hello All, Have this vehicle with a code for the cd player-E-01. No info on Rave or Mitchell.Owners manual says to see dealer. Please help. Thanks a million.
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJJAY209Y
Jag Techs, Can anyone please give me instruction and labor time to replacement of hydraulic lines for c.top header?? This is the first time I have seen this in one of these cars. Thank you in advance, Steven [...]
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cluth not getting power VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
The A/C will work fine for long periods of time , then intermittently lose power to Clutch. I have looked on Alldata for wiring diagrams. It only lists the climate control diagram, which doesnt include clutch control circuit! It does not have the voice control...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Fuel Guage VIN: 1J4GS48K55
Hi Fellow Techs Thanks in Advance, For reading ;)} & MORE to those that KNOW & care to Share ;)}}} I have a Grand Cherokee I Need some help with, it has a code P0463 = Fuel level sensor Circuit 1 High.. & it IS, I have 11+ V on the sending unit return wire...
1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G7X
The customer brought the car in and stated that upon cold starts the idle would go up to [...] and the mil and trac off light would come on simultaneously. The car ran fine and no lights were on upon my inspection. I pulled a P0505 code from the engine mana... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle speed conrol incorrect)
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V0R
This veh rides very hard and high in frt end. Air susp. message on dash says "OK". using a mastertech, will go through self test - raise and lower frt and rear. Displays codes 10 and 12, mitchell has limited info. Measured heght sensor voltages at module, 2.59...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
Customer complains about a hesitation, and check eng light set a p0303 misfire. I wanted to check mode 6 but dont have the parameter # for mode 6 for a mazda, as I have been fooled by the detection system and found the problem on another cylinder. It looks lik... Trouble codes: P0303
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L cruise control VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This cruise control does not work at all. Alldata gives little or no tests for this one. I see a few archive postings for amplifier problems. Any advice or hints on how to test this and likely causes would b...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, races at idle VIN: 1MELM66LXW
Gentelmen, This car was brought to me for a used car inspection, at that time the only complaint was an erratic tach. I checked it out along with the rest of the car, it seemed OK, I briefly looked at the trouble tree for the tach and told the owner it probabl... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle speed error), P1506 (idle overspeed)
1989 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1HJ01P7K
Hey guys - this is my boys first car. It is a nice car for the most part. He was living in florida with his mom and decided to move up here to virginia with me. He had a bad trans leak and I had it looked at by two trans shops in orlando and of course they wer...
1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S7P
Hi Nissan Techs/Experts, Vehicle came in, would not idle, stalls as accelerator is released. No codes. Fuel pressure a little hi. Found & repaired broken vacuum line to fuel press. reg. Pressure fell to specs. Problem still present. Idles very rich and will s...
1998 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L cooling system VIN: 4N2DN1113W
This one has a mystery coolant loss, no visible leaks, system holds pressure, no internal leaks, and no coolant going out the tailpipe. We have been over this vehicle several times and can not find anything, vehicle does not run hot, just loosing coolant for n...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D11
Working on a nissan sentra(wifes car) i am a toyota tech so i need some help.Poor engine performance at around 60km an hour kick it down seems like something holding it back (like plugged exhaust or a stucked brake) don't know alot about this cars.Checked exha...
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D63
Hello Nissan Techs. I have this 03 Altima with DTC P0335, crank position sensor circuit malfunction. I looked for the crank sensor around the obvious place and did not find it. I called a friend a the local dealer and he told me it is mounted on the cyl head o... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank position sensor A circuit)
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS 3.1L Steering VIN: 1G3NG52M1V
2002 Peugeot 307XSP 2.0L airco VIN: VF33CRFNB8
Airco is N/O. Compressor N/o,no power at compressor. System has pressure. But climat control display in car is N/O. I read out system and got 3 codes(74) :Distributor Motor Circuit mal functio/ Mixture Motor Circuit mal function/ and Outside air temp malfuncti...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K0Y
car skips violently for 30 seconds when cold customer (used car dealer) changed ign. cassette, & sparkplugs -no change we smoked the intake 3 times hot & cold, checked on scope tried MAF & cran sensor from known good car. checked compression ok , checked... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start
hello, i have this subaru here. it has spark but no injector pulse. i scoped the crank and cam sensor both seem to be working, customer wanted the temp sensor repalced becuase she said it had a hard start and someone told her its the temp sensor. so we replace...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L park lamps VIN: JN2ENT67U2
park lamps on always;park lamps stay on always ,illum lamps work normally...pulled the park lamp relay lamps stay on ,pull park lamp fuse and lamps do go off,schematic from alldata dosnt show me much...any help in this area would be truly appreciated...thanks ...
1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Oil Pump
This is one of the weirdest things I have ever seen. About 4 mos. ago the customer brought a Toyota Camry with 5s-fe engine. Needed timing belt and customer complaining of an oil leak. Replaced timing belt and found oil leak coming from oil pump housing. It wa...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K21
This car has a check engine light on with a PO446A code EVAP vent control malfunction. I don't do much asian work at all so I don't have an asian card for my scanner or any asian diagnostic software. I just bought this car and was hoping someone could point me...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1BR32E53
I am not finding much information on this code. Is there anyone that has seen this befor and could assist? Thank you Trouble codes: P0505
1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGA0164G
I've got this vw jetta in my shop that was towed in friday. Customer stated that vehicle would not start and that someone told her that it was an ignition control module. The car was pushed into the shop. Not only would the vehicle not start, it would'nt crank...
1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWRRTT556
This vehicle will idle way too fast only after a hard acelleration.You can goose the primary throttle plate without activating the secondary throttle plate and it will idle as it should normally but as soon as you accelerate hard[full throttle]while driving or...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B91
this vehicle came to our shop from a used car lot. they sold it and the customer complained of a check engine light. so they replaced the 02 sensors and put a new maf sensor on it when that did not cure it it came to us. it will miss after it has set for 2 day... Trouble codes: P1136 (bank 1 mixture adaptation system to lean), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0304 (misfire cyl 4)

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1997 Audi A6 2.8L ground VIN: WAUJA84A9V
Thanks again for the replies guys, but a few hours after posting, during reassembly, I found where that bracket and strap went. They attach to the drivedrs side head as an attachment point for the lower radiator hose tube connection and the strap goes from the...
1995 BMW 740i 4.0L no spark, no fuel pressure VIN: WBAGF6325S
Crank position sensor was the problem, tested good on scope but that means nothing a new one fixed the car
2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WS52J2Y
Thanks for all the responses. Most pointed to a possible poor ecu ground for the egr problem, and burned headlight switch terminals for the lighting problem. After some discussion it turns out the problem with the trans position illumination is due to the auto... Trouble codes: P0405.
1995 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Interior VIN: 1G6KD52B1S
replace cluster with salvage yard part - no other problems
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L tranfer case VIN: 1GNCT18WXX
Hey thanks everybody for the help. What i found was a broken signal ground wire up side near the bell housing causing the issue.After i ran a new ground and reset the system 4wd works perfectly. The reason i began rechecking my wires Varmits lol. I found the t...
2003 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35U23
Thanks everybody. We changed the injector pigtail for cylinder 1 injector and also cleaned the mass air flow sensor. Cleared codes and have been driving for a couple of days. So far so good. Thanks Again. Trouble codes: P0200 (Fuel Injector Control Circuit).
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L pushbutton switch VIN: 3GNFK16T23
After playing with this vehicle on the shop floor I was able to get the problem to act up, it was very intermittent. I was monitoring the encoder position sensor voltage and noticed that it was all over the place when the problem occured-.03 volts to 3 volts-i...
2003 Chevrolet Tracker 2.5L Starting VIN: JNNE34KN3W
frist thanks to all who replied,I was able to isolate this draw quite easily with your help.first I unplugged the radio and bam draw was gone ...the 600 ma.. was of course to clue that is the approx .amperage of a module that hasnt gone to sleep...once again t...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Radio VIN: 1GCHK23235
Hi All Sorry it took so long to close this request but I was waiting for the customer to bring back the vehicle. Many thanks to Charles, Carl [...] as they gave me the best information to fix this . The fix is to have the ignition on with the...
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Oil cooler fitting VIN: 2CHE66G3XH
Not only did I receive the part located through IATN today, but the one ordered 7 weeks ago showed up! The latter was $75 more, same part number. The part does have a pressure relief valve of some sort in it, so I would not by-pass it. Thanks to everyone for h...
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No Start, blown fuse VIN: 1C4GJ25B81
Well, this van was repaired two weeks ago and has had no further trouble. I received many good suggestions on fixing this problem. I did a thorough inspection of all the wiring harnesses and found no faults. I checked individual components but could not identi... Trouble codes: P1494 (LDP switch code - customer states MIL on long time).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC12Y9X
Well this one is now fixed. Much thanks to everyone that replied. Most everyone refered to pan gasket on intake manifold (vac) leak. I was about to yank the intake, But first went back to check eng compression my self,all clyinders are 150-170 except #6 (0) we... Trouble codes: P0205 (inj 5 control ckt fires improperly), P0206 (inj 6 control ckt fires improperly), P0207 (inj 7 control ckt fires impropery), P0500 (no vehicle speed signal).
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15Y3H
Thank You for all of your input. The truck would idle fine if you unplugged the MAP, tried new one and still same problem. EGR system is fine and fuel pressure is 48 at idle, tried new intake temp sensor. I finally had to remove a vacuum plug and now truck run...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
Unfortunately the customer decided the truck wasn't worth fixing about two hours after I posted the help request. thanks to all who replied. I definitely got some good ideas if I ever run into this again.
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L 4th gear start VIN: 2FDLF47M2N
We replaced the transmission case & that solved the problem. No visible problems with old case. thanks for the help.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U2V
hey, well you guys know your stuff! most everybody said it was the tr sensor and a couple said to unplug the sensor and see if that problem goes away. we did and it fixed the car , so we replaced the sensor everything was good!!! i can't tell you guys how much...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L gear 3-4 VIN: 3FALP15P3V
thanks to all who pesponded. it sounds like from the replies the trans needs a rebuild, however they decided to sell the car. thanks again
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L inst cluster/ no start VIN: 1FTRW07L32
ok everyone, i really appreciate all the replies. unfortunately i have driven this truck f0r 1 1/2 weeks and unable to duplicate symptom. still i decided to recheck my previous repair, connections ,voltage drop, tsbs, trouble codes and of course any info from ...
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GKFK16T11
Thanks again for all the helpful hints guys. Found broken wiring from the bottom of the fuse box that goes to the fuel pump circuit. The wiring may have been cut inadvertently when the dealer installed Alternative Fuel System. Just as FYI, there are few cars h...
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 6.6L Rear Brakes
First, Thanks to all that replied. As it turns out there were 2 problems. One that was driver error and one that was me not seeing the forest for the trees. Special thanks to Roger [...] for his tip regarding the brake hoses. I ended up having to insis...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Mechanical
Hello all, we did not solve the vibration concern. Many of the replies said that this was a normal condition for these four cylinder engines. Some of the items that were suggested are the balance shaft and oil pump shaft being out of time, the exhaust touching...
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L lack of power
Thanks for the help guys. The customer returned with the vehicle and was running fine. The customer stated that one night he cycled the AC on and off a few times and ever sence then the truck has beed doing fine. PCM problem? Got me stumped! Thanks again for t...
1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ57L1L
Well this one is fixed. It ended up being bad spark plugs. I promise Im not making this up. The custoer had installed 6 Autolite plugs and just for the heck of it we changed them out with champion plugs and it has been running fine for awhile now. I sincerly a...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start, STARTS & DIES VIN: 1J4GW48N31
Thanks to all the members help on this one. It was a challenge. Gilbert [...]'s information was extremely helpfull in locating the problem. We found the vehicle has a water leak @ the sunroof which caused the overhead information module to get water into it. L...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L power steering and d VIN: 1LNCM9743M
my customer did not want to spend the money for a instrment cluster which turned out to bee the problem. the power steerinr i didnot get the ok to go any farther with
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag VIN: JMINA3532R
Sorry for the long wait, We were waiting for the cust. to make up her mind. Everyone thought as I did that it was going to be the air bag module. Tried to find a used one with no luck cust did not want to pay for used so I had to disable the air bag.Thanks for...
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1S
Hey everyone, thanks for the help on this one. I overshot my diagnosis and it should have been a lot more simple. The injection pump was kicking on but not producing hardly any flow. We replace the pump 2 days ago and test drove it numerous times and all is we... Trouble codes: P0411.
1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L r/r speaker VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hello everyone, this one is finally fixed. Must of you said the amp, I said the samething. I had a chance to try the amp from another car, and it was the same. I decided to pull the radio and while it was making the noise, I slapped the radio couple of times a...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L engine/trans VIN: WDBJF0WA65
Thanks guys for the heads up on the hydraulic motor mounts. 1 of the fronts had collapsed. We changed all 3 and no more bad vibes.
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y3X
well, first of all id like to thank all that responded. after further discussion with the dealer he told us he had the timing belt replaced at another shop. thanks to joel from arizona which enforced our decision we pulled the covers and checked the timing, it... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L trans VIN: 3N1CB51D0Y
well this little car is fixed. i noticed when i test drove it that the car was a little slow to start, but i did not pay any attention to it. so i let her drive the car for a day while i checked things out. well the next day the car would not start for here. b...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Thanks a lot guys for the help! I pulled the front timing cover off and the timing had jumped and the tensioner slide was actually broke. I have not had a chance to put it back together as of yet but that should take care of it. Thanks again!
1994 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GHDT13W8R
I received 5 excellant replies. Nelson [...] suggested coil and fuel pump pigtails, they check...
2000 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.4L Remote Door Lock VIN: 1G3NL52T4Y
Thanks to all that replied especially Keith [...] who got me the full series for reprograming the remote. Although the first and second time didn't take the third one did after the battery was removed and reinstalled in a new remote. Thanks again IATN'ers. ...
2000 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22G5Y
Hey guys, this bird finally wouldn't start, and I was ready. I had fuel gauge and spark tester hooked up, and was able to take snapshot data , which really helped. Anyway, this bird had no spark when it took a notion not to start. So I followed my lead and fou... Trouble codes: P0443.
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29884
received most replies stating replace 02 sensors we replaced both 02 sensors & shipped the car even though the 02 sensors tested ok we had tried a new MAF & it did not make any difference the car has been gone for three weeks & we have not heard from custome... 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).
1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start, basic reassembly nec VIN: JT2MA71J0K
The project is ongoing but i'm going to close the request at this time. thanks for the pictures they helped considerably.
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1W
had to wait for the customer to come up with the money. but we did it it's fixed. I put a a/f sensor on the car and it fixed it. the biggest prblem with the car is it's burning oil and it covers the sensor and is causing it to turn the light on ..thanks to all... Trouble codes: P1135.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L load signal VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
These 01M transmissions are really terrible - Lots of replies echoed my sentiments in this area. Basicly each gear has a hydraulic portion and electrical portion of engagement - the tcm basicly bleeds off control pressures through various solenoids in the valv...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWDC21V4Y
The fix is it will go to the dealership(it also has mismatched locks, door and ignition). Some car makers will furnish the aftermarket with a way to deal with this, but I understand not doing it also. Thanks for the time to read and reply.
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