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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Stall VIN: WBAHD2314K
Car takes a few tries to start in the morning,always starts on the 3nd try. check the fuel system is good.The car is in the shop for a week and it start every morning just fine and run good.any one with help will be great.thanks.
1991 BMW M3 2.3L fuel & temp guage, tach, all warning lights except VIN: WBSAK031MA
we are going in circles now. does anyone have a clue what could be killing this circuit? when the #10 fuse wasn't blowing instantly all the above circuits worked properly. does anyone know why when fuse 10 blows why it kill tach,temp and allof the above mentio...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Headlights VIN: WBAHD6323S
The customer states that the high beams always stay on even when the car is not running, With the switch is off.We have replace the lighting control module twice . The first time we replaced the module it lasted 3 Months,Now the problem has come back,We replac...
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starting VIN: 4USCH732XV
Hello All This car came in with blown cylinder head gasket after over heating. Replaced the the gasket and set cam timing with the cam holders. The engine is very hard to start hot, you have to open throttle up and it will start. Reset cam time with new intake...
2003 BMW 318i 1.8L Misfire VIN: WBAA272000
Hi Gents, I have received this bmw from another work shop.It has a missfire on two cylinders only after the engine has idled after 30sec. The car then has a miss on cylinder 2 and 3. I then clear the codes and the car runs perfect again until the engine cools ...
1993 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L heater core VIN: 1G4CW53L6P
Someone please help me. This car is driving me crazy. I have replaced the heater core 6 times in the last 6 months. They keep leaking from the seams. I dont think that electrolysis would do this normally that would make a pin hole. However I have flushed the s...
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G6KS54Y01
Hello all, I did an engine swap because customer was complaining of excessive oil consumption. The dealerhip obtained a used engine. I installed it, had a huge coolant leak into a combustion chamber. They obtained a 2nd used engine from a second source. I ins... Trouble codes: P0305
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK24F4S
Diesel guys, I have an intermittent problem with this truck. When it is acting up it will be idling normally and will just shut off (no stumble,just like the key was shut off). You can immediately start it back up with no problem, then a minute later it will ... Trouble codes: 19 (crank sensor fault), 18 (pump cam reference pulse error), 17 (high resolution sensor fault), 35 (inj pulse width error short response), 54 (tio fault), 65 (accel pedal position fault)
1996 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1GCDL19W6T
veh will start to missfire and count on cyl #1, 3, and 5 when you are driving and will ping bad if trying to accel. the pcm will start to remove fuel untill the misfire counts turn the check engine light on then it will run ok.if you are sitting at idle it wil... Trouble codes: P0300, P175
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GNEL19WXW
Hello. I got this Astrovan in due to stalling when coming to a stop. I checked for codes and found codes for rich exhaust P0172 and P0175. I road tested the vehicle for about an hour with no stalling at all. Vehicle ran very well. I hooked up a fuel pressure g... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1941W
GM Guru's This truck fails the O2 sensor switch test. Looking at the O2 sensor on a Labscope the voltage readings go below .1v and above .9v and has a switch ratio of 3Hz at 2000 RPM's. During the testing of this truck the switch counter never came off of 1. ... Trouble codes: P1133 (Insufficient Switching Sensor 1)
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L don't know VIN: 1GBGC24R9X
brakes are pulling to the right when applied, we bleed the system manually & also bleed the abs with the tech 2, also did function test on the abs, no codes etc. all test passed.
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L heater blower VIN: 1Y1SK5282Y
the hvac blower runs at a low speed on the off position. the coustomer states that it did not do this until we replaced the blower resister.when the car came in the first time the blower only ran on the high position,that is why we replaced the resister.can an...
2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU03E1Y
This 2000 venture van has a p0446 code.When cleared comes back w/in 2-3 ignition cycles.checked all fuses,hoses,electical conections etc. all ok.tried to operate vent and purge solinoids w/scan tool keep getting a message sys.vaccum too high,and scan tool kick... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap sys.vent control malfunction)
1999 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L factory theft system
car was towed in wont crank try cranking with starter button car cranks put key on wont start check codes scanner will communicate with every ecm except engine. body has a code sbec distance pulse message not recieved and factory theft light stays on let car s...
1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B3EES42C5
CANT FIGURE OUT THIS P.O.S.!! I've read alot of posts on these, seem to be alot of these out there, just dies or wont start, mostly when cold, when wont start, there is no check engine light, leave key on and wait light comes on then will start, cant figure ou...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, OPACITY AT 50.00MPH VIN: 3B7KF2369Y
this veh went in for testing emissions and failed due to opacity at 50.00 mph and standard is 30.00 at wot was 49.10 will someone please lead me in the right direction no codes and veh runs fine
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ABS light on VIN: 2B4GP44392
Hello, our shop just purchased this vehicle. Has ABS light on with code 21. Valve power feed circuit. I have never seen this code and mitchell on demand has no information on this code. I did not see anything here in history. Any help would be very helpful. We...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L steering VIN: 2B4GP44R82
help chrysler/dodge techs. after flushing power steering system vehicle developed a viabration/hum type noise when turning the steering wheel while sitting still with the van hot. we re flushed the system with the correct fluid, replaced the fluid resevoir/fil...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L oil pressure VIN: 1D7HA16N0Y
this might be one for all the dodge gurus. i have a 2004 dodge 1500 pick up with a 4.7l, its a local car lot vehicle it came in with the oil pressure guage dropping out, customer request to have new oil pump installed, declined diag. i installed a new oil pump...
1984 Ford LTD 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP3937E
fuel pressure within specs @35 psi ;;check powers and grounds to pcm and check related components at pcm harness (( tps,map,ect,intake manifold temp sensor,o2 sensors working but stay high most of the time because of the rich condition;;
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L shifting MIL VIN: 1FMDA31X9T
We Scanned computer and found codes P0756 shift sol B perf/stuck, P0732 incorrect gear ratio 2, P1780 Trans. ctrl sw. circ. out of range, pintested solenoids and wiring and found OK, we then replace the computer with factory reman. part, now we get codes P0705...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain & Ballance Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
Hello there, This is the first attempt at these timing chains in our shop. The customer is complaining of no power and engine noise. Running the engine and checking the cam/crank relationship shows that the left bank has jumped some teeth. I tore the front cov...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L shifting
Hello techs, I have this 98 Explorer that will start flashing the O.D. light and not want to shift. This problem only occurs about once every 500 mi. The trans. has been serviced, filter and flush. The fluid added to the trans was Dexron/Mercon with Lube Gaurd...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Wiper system VIN: 1FTPF27W8X
Came in last week for brake lights on all the time. High mount third brake light work fine. Found defective multifunction switch. Replace switch all was fine. Also had a bad heater core. Came back this week to fix heater core thats when they told us that the w...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
This vehicle is equipped with an AM/FM/Cassette. The display lights up when you push the power button but you never get any sound. When you adjust the volume, balance, bass, treble, etc., the bar moves up and down on the display, but you never get any sound in...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Hey everyone out there, this one is almost a mystery to us. Everything we have inspected so far has tested Ok. Compression, spark, injector(pulse and spray pattern Ok), cylinder leak down was performed with coolant tester on system all ok. Also checked for va... Trouble codes: P0305
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L brake pads VIN: 1FDWF36P94
hi guys, need help with super duty ambulance, poor braking. replaced one rotor trued all rotors installed wagner thermo quiet pads and unit would not stop with normal pedel effort. after several stops brakes begin to heat fade. even cold, braking does not seem...
1996 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 3GKF16R6TG
This one has me pulling hair out...and I don't have enough left to do that! I hope someone can help me see what I'm missing. The symptom on this one is very hard to duplicate, and it only acts up for a few seconds when it does act up. I drove this vehicle abou...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L bleeding brakes VIN: KM8SC13012
we replaced rear calipers and flex hoses. we can't get the system to bleed. if we pump the pedal and then open the bleeder there is one squirt of fluid and thats it. we try vacuum bleeding and gravity bleeding. neither worked. there is a bulletin for air bleed...
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Electronic VIN: KMHWF35H9Z
This vehicle will rev to 5000 rpm and then slam into gear when it does shift. Had code P1529, cleared it several times but it would keep coming back. This is a problem with the speed sensor on the output shaft of the transmission. We completed the diagnostics ...
1990 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Compressor, Blowers VIN: SAJFY1740L
Good Evening Everyone: This is my First Post...Here Goes: I've searched the archives, but unable to find a post like mine. ALL red lights on the A/C control panel remain ON in ALL switch positions except "BLOWERS OFF". All Rain-Drops remain illuminated withou...
1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Fuel pressure VIN: SAJHX1742R
After the repairs detailed in "Related repair history", and due to the perceived problem of losing fuel pressure that should have been retained for starting, the fuel pump (in tank) and the fuel pressure regulator were replaced. The problem of leaking the fuel...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L handling VIN: SAJDA42B91
You can drive the car straight down the road and it will go right, even when your holding on to the steering wheel, then you correct it and it will go left. And this just goes on, and on, As if it has a mind of its own, we have a hunter force variation machine...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L misfire VIN: IJ4GZ278Y6
also have a coolant sensor bad light on. changed coolent overflow and engine temperature sensors and still have a light come on. the light doesn't stay on for long just a couple of minutes and than it goes off, but comes on again later.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L front drive area VIN: 1J4GW68S9X
customer brought it in , it has a very noticeable clunk, bumpimng noise coming from the drive line towards the front, can feel it through drivers floor area, removed front drive shaft and noise is gone, it started to make noise at 60-70 mph now it is at 50-70,...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Differential VIN: 1J4GW48S1Y
need help please this vehicle came with a complain of not shifting from 4WD to 2WD while on the road if vahicle is tested on the lift everything is fine has original differentials, tires are all 225/70R16 still in good condition good thread shift lever in tra...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L no first gear VIN: 1J4GW48S52
HI everybody this is my first post. This vehicle was driven in with the complaint that it will not start out in first gear. We check for codes and there is none present. When watching data stream and pulling out, the scan tool says it is in first gear and then...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L gear engage VIN: JT8F28G0W0
hi, everybody. i have very wierd problem. customer came to shop and ask 60k major service. i told customer i will give transmission service free because it is good time to do service trans of this car. i just did change oil,oil filter,air filter,coolant,spark ...
1995 Mazda Eunos 800 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire, TCS off light VIN: JMOTAOJ100
Hi guys, this is a stange one. Any help on this would be greatlt appreciated. It is a Eunos 800 with a Miller Cycle engine, the problem is that it after a short drive(say 2 kms) the "traction control off" light comes on and the vehicle then seems like it is cu...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Front Springs/Struts VIN: JM1BJ2220Y
This vehicle came in with a number of complaints, one of them is that the vehicle rides very hard especially over bumps. Bounced the car both front & rear and the front especially has almost no travel in the suspension (the rear seems to have at least a little...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Doesn't operate VIN: WDBEA66E5S
Soft top will not operate. Car came in with the top closed and rear not latched down. Car was recently rear ended and repaired at body shop. Checked for codes and found codes for several microswitches. Removed left rear inner sidewall paneling and found switch...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Starting VIN: 4A3AC54H91
Must admit it has been a while since I have had to turn to my secret weapon which is IATN. So I hope and thank anyone who can help. Vehicle came in with a no start(no crank), customer said vehicle was idling fine while he was removing books from pass. seat whe...
1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ06S1C
Having trouble trying to get this thing through emissions. We replaced the spark plugs, oxygen sensor, and performed an engine decarbon. Engine runs pretty good. I noticed the engine has an aftermarket headers installed. I noticed there is an adjustment screw ...
1972 Oldsmobile cutlass 350CID comming out of storage VIN: 3J57K2R175
What I have here is a 1972 Olds. Cutlass Supreme that the cust. is bringing out of storage. He parked it about 5 years ago, he had put a plastic bag over carb. and had removed fuel tank. He has new gas tank, new sending unit, new fuel lines, new master cylinde...
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L coolant loss VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
Customer has overheating problems.After thorough testing it was decided the head gaskets needed to be replaced,but turned into a engine job because the threads came out with head bolts. We still have the same problem we startd with, car overheats in a week or ...
1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3L abs VIN: 1P4GH54R7N
abs light stays on & brake light with hard pedal feel.
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2WJ54T8M
This car has a cutting out condition when the rpms [...].I scoped my crank sensor and it looked good but being it was original I opted to change it any way but no good.I then checked fuel pressure and found it to be at 34psi with very little volume so I ch...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L alternator VIN: 1G2NE52M9V
Vehicle came in originally with new battery & not charging. We replaced alternator, charged & tested battery - all good & charging 14.8 volts. 1 week later customer back in with batt light on. Vat test - not charging. Have alt tested - bad. Install another - i...
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2WP52KSY
Hey guys just thought I would burden you with my problem, any help would be great. Customer brought car in with complaint of intermittent stalling and cut out at highway speed (70-100km). Confirmed with road test car stalls at idle or low speeds and cuts out i...
2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Dask lights & starter VIN: 1G2NE52E45
Got a 2005 Grand Am in that the people said they had to jump to start the last few times they drove it. I went to start it and NOTHING happened. I did a battery test and found the battery to be good. I pulled the starter off and tested it in the bench and it s...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L cruise control VIN: 4S3BH6752Y
This is my own vehicle,the cruise does not engage we have performed the pin out and in voltages except for those when the cruise is engaged and driving on the road as the the cruise does not even attempt to engage so these tests show nothing but the others all...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L bearing damage
This my personal "beater" car, so trying to keep $$ to a min. It first was making whining noise and than the left axle shaft pop-out from the transaxle. I could see a bearing damage inside the trans, the inner race was stuck with the axle, I try to remove a tr...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L oil sending unit VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
custormer brought car in said it would stall and all dash lihts act up but would crank back and run till same happens again. mil light on,oil light. changed oil unit. light still on. unpluged switch light goes off.cannot get no codes from computer.seems as con...
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L crankshaft VIN: JT3HN86R3X
truck has knocking noise in front of engine after it is warmed up and in gear. if you loosen the belts it goes away. checked timing belt area and pulleys, everything looks ok. have seen posts about main bearing problem, but local toyota dealer has never seen t...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L poor shift VIN: 3VWFA81H7T
The car came in with a check engine light on due to a transmission problem and a intermitten no shift - the codes are 1) 00258: solenoid valve 1 open / shorted to ground 1-n88 *** 2) 00262: solenoid valve 3 open / shorted to ground 3-n90 - we have replaced the...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M01
Car came in one time before with this code (17573, P1165) as intermittent as well as a brake switch code. I replaced the brake switch, then checked fuel pressure. This was the only test outlined in eBahn for that code. The pressure was at spec. (2.5 bar) so I ... Trouble codes: 17573 (P1165 LTFT Additive air B1 Range 1 system too rich)
1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Won't rev over 1500 VIN: YV1FA8947L
Intitially while pulling it around to the bay it felt like the classic AFM problem. Disconnecting the AFM made no changes. A test AFM provided no change. Fuel pressure and volume were checked, and the car was also run on a separate fuel supply to verify this A... Trouble codes: 223
1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA884XM
This one came in on the hook as a no start,(New Customer) Found no spark, check for primary signal at ignition coil we had no input so we tested the Power stage (ignition Module) and even replaced it with new still no start. Tested Impulse Sensor (crank sensor... Trouble codes: 224 (Coolant Temp)

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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B91
Actually waiting for parts today to finish up but confident enough to close this with a fix. The apparent cylinder head leak was actually the cam sensor cover leaking and running down the block, looking like a haed gasket leak. resealed and is good. The intake...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA535X1
Perfect info - we have tested the camshaft sensor on the exhaust side and compaired it to a new one and there is a big difference - we installed the new sensor - reset codes and test drove through 3 different drive cycles - codes are gone and runs great Thanks... Trouble codes: 18 (Camshaft sensor - position B cicuit bank I), 204 (Idle Air Control).
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L SDM module VIN: 3G5DA03E02
customer returned after va-ca. I finished diagnosing and repairing vehicle. I removed dash cluster and sent out for brightness issues, not sure if had anything to do with floating communication faults, but proceded. Installed cluster and now U1088(SIR Mod.) fa...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCDC14K9P
Gentelmen: I am gonna call this a fix due to the fact that we have finally nailed the problem down. A special thanks to Bill [...] That got us thin...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GCEC14W7V
Sorry for the late response and also for the conflicting info. I'm closing this post for my employee. The problem was with the fuel gauge module (part #[...] - under dash) shorting out the computer as Gregory from IL and Pete from WI later suggested. We had... Trouble codes: P0122, P0046, P1122, P1406.
2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Airbag Light VIN: 2C1MR5229Y
After going over everything again I could not find the fix and turned the car back over to the customer. They decided to take it to a local dealer, who in turn has not been able to find an answer. If I ever hear that a fix was found I will amend this post.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L brake pedal VIN: 456RSDF464
Couple of replies said this was normal, so I talked to GM tech my self and he also it is normal. Thanks for the help everyone.
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Axle VIN: 2C3HE6691H
Well, folks, we'll call this a fix...but it will come back. We went ahead and replaced the right axle, and a good deal of the vibration left...but it is still there. Some said that run out in the output shaft is normal, some said I would need to go inside the ...
2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3AE66612
Hello, dont want to keep this request open, customer is away for vacation and I will be working on The car when They return. i will be looking At The nvld seems like this may be my problem. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0441.
1995 Dodge Dakota 3.9L n/a VIN: 1B7GG26X2S
Yes, it was the T-chain as most replies suggested. I got T-chain set, gaskets, and a tnsioner from a local dealer. Installed the new T-chain last night. All is good. Many thanks to those who helped.
1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES67C4T
First-off, Thank you very much to everyone that responded to my request for help. In my last update, I attempted another cold-start. (when symptom is most prevailant) While monitoring the CKP signal, seen earlier as 'rounded' or Shark fin shaped. Engine starte...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L codes set mil inop VIN: 2B4GP4438V
we're not sure how htis happened but there was no hole in the pcm pin 22 cavity to the mil which was supposed to ground the mil light. we drilled it out and used a POWERED test lihgt as the mil circuit and the light worked just as the mil should have. apparent... Trouble codes: P0743, P0134.
1987 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L clutch quadrant and pawl VIN: 1FABP41AXH
Well I think everybody that actually read the post said that these auto adj. setups were weak to say the least, so we oppted to go with a couple of suggestions and went with an aftermarket set up and adjuster. would recomend buying kit with cable as cable is d...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTYR10D74
so far so good- found secondary ignition problem in coil. there is a mazda tsb on this problem. thanks for all your help guys Trouble codes: P0320 (ign/ dis engine speed circuit malf).
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L trans VIN: 1FTNE24L15
Thanks to Charles from California and Dave from Nevada for great tips. Dave said to check the harness at the solenoids on trans for breaks. Although this harness appears ok I found the root cause of the problem while examining the harness...the connector was n...
1995 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 2CNBJ1867S
thanks guys,after looking ad the database i found one that had simmelar problems,when we put the timing belt back on,we alligned the mark on the cam pully with the valve cover mark,that is what alldata shows you wrong! it is the pin in the cam shaft that has t...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Front Windows VIN: 14GCD5663V
Thanks to everyone who replied. Well the majority of the answers were to replace the run channels. (I should have known. But I can't remember last time I changed a run channel.) Anyhow this is what I did. I did not install any lubrication yet. I wanted to see ...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L cruise control switch light VIN: KMHWF25SX1
This wasn't as ghostly as I thought. In the end, thanks to Obie [...]. I started looking any where not even where I thought I should look. I found some wires nicely chewed by a mouse that where shorting together in the cruise control harness. It was very ha...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L Surge VIN: JNKAY21D1R
The customer has decided to not fix the problem. I think that the air injection tube will need to be replaced to fix this problem. Trouble codes: 32 (EGR sytstem malfunction).
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L check engine lite VIN: 1J4GZ78Y1R
thanks everybody for all your help. the common thought was the problem was in the crank sensor or circuit. i had eliminated it to myself when i lost scanner communication with sensor un plugged. i have cut the 5v & 8v wires @ pcm to ensure all sensors eliminat...
1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Starting VIN: 1J4FJ68S6T
thanks to everyone for your wonderful advice.the vehicle has not returned yet. it is suppost to be here next week we believe the problem is the relay. were gonna give that a shot. its the cheapest possible fix.
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2.5L driveline VIN: 1J4FA59S5Y
Sorry to say that this vehicle is still not fixed yet , I had several replies a couple seemed helpful but were not the cure for this one.. I did try another driveshaft which did not cure problem as many said it may be u-joints. Customer is still driving if for...
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all ... Danny from south carolina was on the mark.. Keyway on crank was off... Thanks again to all...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine/trans controls VIN: WDBNG78J71
Well, we looked at all the advice received. I am not positive we fixed the water problem from recurring (we may not know for sure for a long time), but here is what we did: 1) We made sure the cover was seated tight and we made sure the rubbe seals were in p...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, races at idle VIN: 1MELM66LXW
I recieved 3 replies to this car, I had already checked the PCV, the harness and had been monitoring reference voltage and inputs from the MAF, coolant sensor,TPS and crank sensor. After giving up my weekend and a couple evenings to testing the harness and sen... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle speed error), P1506 (idle overspeed).
1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L timing belt VIN: 1N6HD16S4H
thanks to all who responded . sorry it took so long to get back to all of you. i didn't have a chance to work on it again till 10/18/06 . well several of you were right .it had broken a head bolt . the head of the bolt & bolt washer would lodge in the cam then...
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01F9N
thanks for all who replied. great bunch of people here! well the ecm was fried on power side got that fixed now the afm is not showing voltage new one will be here today i will keep trying for now.hopefully it will be done by christmas. thanks again for all th...
1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L valve train VIN: 3NIEB32SOR
Unfortunatly the customer did not want to continue with any more repairs as described with timing chain and tensioners. Due to cost. other issues the vehicle has were overfueling due to a defective maf sensor and also the uncertainty of the ecm because of wate...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3NL52F03
Well everyone all I can say is we go to school everyday!!! I may not have made myself clear when I said I have no communications with the scan tool. The scan tool does power up and can build a vehicle but it couldn't comm. with anything on the vehicle. All per...
1978 Other European silvershadow 412CID brake bleeding VIN: SRG3328500
I want to thank all the help i recieved from the resonses i recieved, especially david g who let me bend his ear for further info. but here is what i found. first. the customer did in fact put the wrong fluid in, so i bleed the system, but still no brakes. the...
1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5.4L clutch master cylinder VIN: WPOAA2923R
thanks to all the help i recieved and a little perserverance i finally fixed this car. all of the suggestions i recieved were great and, very helpfull. what actually fixed this car was using a pressure bleeder and using a pair of plyers to grab hold of the rod...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B32
Sorry about the late response in posting the fix, but I wanted to make 100% sure that it was fixed before I posted. The fix on this one was to do the recall, retorquing the lower manifold bolts(they were really loose) and installing the spings. Thanks to all t... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle too high), P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean), P0300 (misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl4 misfire).
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L timing belt VIN: JS3TD02V3N
the cam timing was ok I started over and got the engine on tdc and checked static timing and the plug wire routing was off the mitchell has the timing shown with dist rotation the wrong way but my plug wire routing wasent even this way this doesent match up wi...
1995 Volkswagen Golf 1.9L Hard starting VIN: 3VWFF01H5S
Remember this is NOT a TDI so some of the replies are great but pertain more to the newer TDI. We have replaced the temp sensor as per recommendation of local dealer-time will tell. Thanks for your great help.
1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H7W
Thanks to all the guys that took time to answer.This one is now fixed With replacing the water temp sensor Replaced the burnt control unit and the relay.I also found out from the customer that somebody else had been into this engine and must have put the pump ...
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