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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5410E
help afla techs!! we have an intermittent no spark, no injection ground from ecm- power to injectors is good. we need a wiring diagram for the ign and fuel systems and any ideas would be great!! thanks in advance, greg and crew
1990 BMW 735i 3.5L heater core VIN: WBAGR4318L
Hello,I have this 1990 BMW 735i,with a leaking heater core.I need the proper labor time on doing this job.Alldata's instructions claim that just the console needs to be removed ,then remove a cover and then the heater core.Well then in their labor times,they s...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGD8324R
Yes I'm asking for more BMW help again! I have this 740il that had very bad intake leaks at both ends of the plenum. I removed the plenum and replaced all seals and the pcv plate at the rear. I rechecked for air leaks and none where found. I have monitored 02 ... Trouble codes: 203 (02 sensor control), 210 (02 sensor control)
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L miles VIN: WBAAM3336X
Even though a battery saver was used the car lost about 9,000 miles from what it was. Are there any cures short of going to the dealer for reprograming?
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L starter VIN: 1G3WH52M3S
car will not start unless you turn on the head lamps.and afterwards if you turn the headlamps off or turn either directional the car stalls as well as the dash lights and gauges flicker and sweep.if the daytime running lights are on car starts but stalls if yo...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L AWD Diabled VIN: 3G5DB03E02
Vechicle came into shop with AWD Diabled Light on Dash lit Checked for codes and are none I read in owners manual about Burnt Rear Differential fluid so I changed It Had Been clean Looking and Full when I started If Anyone could be of Help i would be greatfull...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L carpet VIN: 1GEYEKK63R
this is my vehicle i noticed that the drivers floor is always wet checked the a/c vents and drain no water from them. looked up into the fire wall to see if i can see water marks, nothing . i,m getting ready to lift the carpet but i wanted to try you guys firs...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WL52M3V
originally car came in for extended crank time & strong gas smell . after checking grounds & replaceing coolant sensor (broke at base), put in used computer,was ok for 2 weeks now it will stall on customer while cruising ,starts right back up but may idle roug...
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.
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L jerk at cruise VIN: 2G3WX36X3U
This vehicle came to our shop with an external leak from the intake gaskets. The gaskets were replaced. After distributor adjustment to correct cam/crank corellation error the vehicle was road tested which brought about multiple misfires. A full tuneup was com...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Encoder Motor VIN: 1GNCT18W6X
Truck comes in for inop dash indicator lights for 4x4. Find blown ATC fuse, replace fuse, and road test. All seems ok. Customer says lights out again and brings back truck. Upon testing, find that with encoder motor unplugged, ATC fuse will not blow. Replace m...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Lights VIN: 1GNCS13W8Y
Customer brought vehicle in to the shop saying that while driving, the radio display and headlights will dim and flash rapidly. I thought it was a bad diode in the alternator so I unplugged the alternator and the symptoms continued. I am not sure where to go n...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L driveability VIN: 1GCG24R34Y
this vehicle has my mind fried. this is a two part question. 1. after i changed the spark plugs, cranked it up still ran bad, hooked scantool up and monitered data screen. every thing looks good except the 02s arent switching and staying rich, if i press the t...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Headlights VIN: 2G1WF52E32
After starting headlights will sometimes delay for 5 minutes in automatic mode. Headlamp switch will not override. Have checked/tested relays and replaced BCM. Only happened once in shop, but was too fast to test.No codes TechII data looks OK any ideas. Thanks
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Rocker arm bolt VIN: 2G1WF52E13
This car came in with a misfire and engine noise. Pulled valve cover and found intake rocker arm on #6 cylinder pulled loose from head. The threads in head were gone. We drilled and helicoiled the bolt hole and reinstalled. Everything fine for about 1 month an...
1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L abs VIN: 1B4GK54RXM
This is a Bendix 10 ABS System,when the car first came in the pump would not come on,and the brakes pedel was very hard,the hydraulic unit was replaced and the pump began to work and shut-off normally,but,after letting the vehicle set for awhile,the pedal was ...
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16X7V
I cant figure this one out at idle this truck seems to have a misfire condition it vibrates like a mug. Misfire counters are 0. I removed belt to rule out fan clutch vibration. Scope looks good on all cylinders. No codes hc's are a little high at idle. st fuel...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start VIN: 2B4JB25Y0X
vehicle came in as a no start condition. found engine full of fuel. drained engine oil and gas from crankcase. tried to access computer, but only will allow intermittently. when accessed will kick me out after ten to fifteen seconds as no comunication. I think...
2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L No Start, Anti-theft engaged VIN: 1B3ES46C62
Thanks in advance for your time. To start with yes I am using a DRB. I am unable to program the new keys for this vehicle. I have the SKIM PIN, and the DRB says it is correct, but when I attempt to program the keys it says programming failed. When I run a bus ...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L rear axle VIN: 3D7MU48C33
At slow speeds there is shudder coming from rear when slowing between 20 to 5 mph. Problem occurs with or without brake applied and quits under 5 mph or upon accelerating. Problem did not seem like warped rotors but brakes were worn very thin along with excess...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4045S
When cold the engine runs ok - no problems - after it warms up it begins to run rough and engine shakes - the warmer the car gets the rougher it gets - the scan data all reads good except the Baro readings - they have ranged from as low as 141 to 150 and specs...
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 F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF17W3X
Sorry I have to ask for help on this one just dont make sense to me. I have tried replacing the injector and still the same only shows misfire #6 did check as well as I could the injector spary looks like all the others (my shop whole lot of test equipment)doe... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire Cylinder 6)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L steering VIN: 1FMEU1663Y
this is a 2000 ford expedition w-o air ride,customer orignal complaint was trans shifting harsh at hwy speed,road test with ngs,no codes and all lock up data good,after second visit,customer brought vehicle with snowmobile and trailer as he said this agrivated...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX07L5Y
customer complaint about high idle. in park truck will idle 700 rpm and flair up to 1000rpm and then fall back to normal. but the real problem is when driving the that the IAC acts like a cruse controle when you get up to speed and back off the gas the truck w...
1990 Geo Prizm 1.6L No Start VIN: 1Y1SK5463L
this one cam in on a hook. checked for check engine light on start up was none. i checked powers and gounds thought they were all there so i replaced pcm. i was wrong.. chedck power on circuit open relay did have it for a bit. so i checked the efi relay didnt ...
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L shift assyl VIN: 1GKDT13W3V
Hello everyone. I have a 96 Jimmy in the shop with a shifter problem. The Truck will not come out of park. I took aprt the console and found the lock solinoid assyl will move but it wont push out of the way far enough to let the release come unhooked. there is...
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L batt light,fuelgauge,gear shift indicator, VIN: 2GTEK19T5X
I have a flashing battery lamp and an inoperative fuel gauge. also there is on no shift indicator. On the dash it says prnd321 but gives no indication of where the shifter is. I have power to the transmission on circuit 1020 and the ignition 0 fuse. Scan tool ...
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L turn signals and interior lighting VIN: 1GKDT13W81
The turn signal flasher clicks even with the turn signal in the off position with the key on. The interior lights only go off when you use the over ride switch. We tried a new flasher and that did not help. Maybe their is a GM person out their that has seen th...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L valve train VIN: 4S6CM58W3W
has knocking noise from passenger side valve cover. engine not missing and is dohc version. pulled valve cover and found no problems. suspect cam follower but have no info to help.
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L door locks VIN: KNAGD12693
door locks lock and unlock on own. when key is tried doors lock ok but when tried to unlock they immediately lock again (all doors are affected) you cant hardly get in/out of the car. ran tests that alldata gives but not really detailed. everything seems to be...
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L engine VIN: SALJY1248R
Hi guys,This is my first help request and I am using it for my brothers truck. I have not seen the truck , only using what info. I got over the phone from him. So here goes... The symptoms are after driving for awhile the oil light flickers (oil level full) an...
1988 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM83F2J
Thanks for your time. This one is killing me. Vehicle sat for a while, customer went to start it back fired, blew muffler apart, then would not start. Towed into shop, if it does start it will barly run with pedal to floor then stall. Plugs were fouled out & s... Trouble codes: 34 (egr evp closed valve signal too high), 84 (egr vacuum regulator ckt. fault)
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
hi guys this car keeps coming back with codes p0171 &p0174 I did most of the commun fixes & cleaning but no luck Im thinking air flow meter Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy, lose of power VIN: JM2UF1135N
truck came in with complaint of mileage down, exhaust oder. check plugs, black, compression even 150.replaced plugs and checked o2 sensor black but not all sooted up, brushed of and reinstalled until able to find source of rich condition. vapor cannister not f...
1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D4K
hi guys I have this 89 190E here it will stall sometime when hot and will not start until 20 mins cool down period.It sound like a fuel pump problem but it is not, fuel presure good .even I pour gas into the engine it still won`t start it has good spark.someon...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G1X
Car came in with a hesitation. We replaced MAF sensor. The check engine light came on about 1 month later. Code P0170 fuel trim code. We monitored the air flow and had about 68 grams. We found oil on the new sensor and after cleaning the sensor the flow jumped... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim code)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J75
I have this car from a local body shop. After frontal collision repair they have check engine light on. Two codes present that seem to conflict depending on which scanner reads them. Codes return right away on test drive and engine engine way down on power. Ba... Trouble codes: P2014 (adjustable cam timing solenoid short or open Baum scanner), P2029 (engine speed signal implausableBaum scanner), P0172 (system rich bank 1 snapon scanner generic), P0238 (boost sensor A circuit high snapon scanner generic)
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Alternator light on dash VIN: 2MECM75W2N
The vehicle was towed in with a dead battery. Charged battery. Checked alt regulator output, 12 volts. Checked all fuses, and didn't find any bad ones. Checked alt light on dash, and it doesn't come on any time, key on or off. Replaced alt & reg. with rebuilt ...
1998 Mitsubishi PAJERO GDI 3.5L electrical engine management VIN: EV45W5YPC2
vehicle came in our workshop on truck from about 700 km away from lusaka where it knocked,this is a mitsubishi gdi pajero 6g 74 engine.we sourced spares from south africa as our dealers could not impress here in zambia.we reasembled the engine and runs smoothl...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L no start VIN: 2P4F2532WR
Intermittantly van won't start. No crank. Apparently no sound (no click) , dash lights (warning lights) light up- but no crank at all. Dad was stuck in a parking lot for 1/2 hour + cranking away with no luck. He calls me, I drive there, reach in the window to ...
1993 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.4L door locks VIN: 1G2WP14X8P
vehicle has no factory transmitter for the door locks. cust stated it didn't work for a long time. had a "viper" remote start installed at a local stereo shop that worked for a few days.(we also install these units and are familiar with them) we replaced the l...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G2WP12K1V
This car shifts from 1 to 2 fine then the 2 to 3 shift won't happen unless you let off the accelerator and the same with the 3 to 4 shift if you let up on the gas it will shift into 4th and go on down the road it seems to pull good and downshift ok. I just nee...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L speed sensor VIN: 1354345213
hey, 99 grand am abs light on tc light on. codes showing are c1225, c1221, c1233, c1232, c1293, and c1291. is there a common connector or area on these cars that go bad? checked all fuses, new wheel bearing is fine.
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Fan opperation VIN: 1G2JB12472
Radiator fan cycling when scan data is at 168 'f, on and off. Fan actuation is not regular but it it acts like it would if temp was really 222'F to 208'F. Scan data agrees with actual temp provided by infra red thermometers. Functional test using Solus is back...
2004 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L engine VIN: 1G25B12F74
After engine sits for over 2 hours, engine has a noise when first starting, otherwise no noise present. Noise sound like a possible timing chain tensioner is loose before it builds pressure. Customer complains that noise will last for 10-30 seconds. The lenght...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12W5R
the engine misses after about 10 min on startup and will miss intumitent the code is on #4 cyl and the cyl test at 155 to 180 psi leakdown is ok valves in spec and new inj plug & swaped coil do not change the miss
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K4X
thank you for reading this help request. vehicle may go 2 or 3 weeks with no stall symptom. has not acted up while at the shop. tried a different idle speed controller- no change. problem is very random & has no pattern. customer says after problem occurs the ...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
replace catalyst due to rear 02 voltage similar to the front, after replace catalyst test drive code came back within 10 mins. any help would be appreciated, thank you... Trouble codes: 420 (catalyst converter)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30K92
This vehicle’s complaint is surging on light load or steady cruise, intermittently. Graphing the PIDs led us in the direction of the EGR. The EGR position and EGR command seem to change in time to the surge. Unplugging the vacuum line does stop the surging so ...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Alarm System VIN: 3VWBF61CXW
The problem that we have with this Bug tdi is that the Alarm is going off by itself. I have checked both the drivers and passengers door harnesses for broken wires, none were found. Both of the door latches have been replaced due to mechanical failure (the ala...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L chain adjuster VIN: WVWAC63B81
The camshaft chain is making noise all the time. Five months ago it was making a slight noise after the car was completely warmed up and at idle. We replaced the plugged oil pickup, cam chain adjuster assem, removed the cams and cleaned all the oil passages an...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L shift knob VIN: 3VWSE69M02
This Jetta came in for replacing the transmission selector plate on the center console. It has a tiptronic ( I hope I spell it right?) transmission in it. The problem I have now is , I can't pull the shift knob out in order to slide up the selector plate. I do...

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1995 Audi A6 2.8L instrument cluster VIN: WAUGA84A7S
Thanks for the replies- The ignition switch was suggested as a possible cause of this , but the customer didn't return. If he does i'll post again.
1999 Audi A6 2.8L power windows VIN: WAUAA24B1X
Most of the responses require the Audi factory scanner which we do not have access to. The other suggestions did not pan out. Thanks to those that submitted ideas!
1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starting VIN: 4USCH732XV
Hello It seems that this engine is cooked. We did a hot and cold compression and leak down again. The hot leak down was 85%. We are sugesting new engine. Thanks for all the help.
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5338X
Thank you all so much for your positive input in this scenario. I would like to extend a special thanks to Eric from Texas that went above and beyond the call of posting here in his making himeself available by phone and follow up. It turns out that the proble... Trouble codes: P0300, P0300.
1994 Cadillac DeVille Concours 4.6L spec's VIN: 1G6KF52YXR
Thankx to everyone. All were correct! Eng. codes and leak issues. I've found a 'crack dealer' type of person, who don't care. As long as it looks good. Sold! Thank You all. -Thom
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L r/f suspension VIN: 1GNDT13W8V
Thank you for all of your helpful responses (24 of them). Some of your suggestions, I had already addressed, others, like checking the hood hinges, I would have never thought about, what a great idea, and yes, I re-torqued all the A-arm bushings. I checked e...
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC5241W
thanks for the help guys. i actually found that this car had a bad starter that would intermitently glitch in the middle of cranking and cuase a false crank sensor code. thanks again Trouble codes: P0335, P0342.
1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGK29R1W
Thanks to all that replied the problem that I finally found was aweak valve spring which would foul up the air flow and mixture to several others. As for the reason that it would not run was an inefficent battery combined with the weak valve spring. Ifinally f...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Radio, Speakers VIN: IGNEK13R8X
Well we fixed it! After many unpaid hours of disassembly and checking every inch of harness and all connectors. It was a intermittently shorted rear roof speaker. Replaced only that speaker and all is well, finally! Thanks for all the help. Some replies said i...
1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Transmission VIN: 1GCFG15ROX
Had some computer problems which caused the delay in posting the fix. I failed to mention I was posting the problem for a friend who has a tranny shop. He told me there was alot of metal and clutch debris in the valve body. An exchange tranny was installed to ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U41
Thanks for all the replies, Chris and John hit it on the head. There was no actual miss a simple crank variation relearn took care of the problem. After doing the relearn there were no missfires showing and driving it on the express way was fine. Thanks again ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX03E42
Thanks for all the replies! This was a strange one. Most of the replies refered to the bulkhead connector under the drivers seat. Since this vehicle was modified for handicap access and a wheel chair, that harness was removed. Eldorado National was the company...
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Y1SK52842
Im sorry it has taken so long to post this fix. Had some family issues to resolve. But anyway i took everyones advise and replaced the canister with all the valves. Car came back in a week later all moniters set and no check engine [...]. Anothe car fixed than... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap emission vent control).
1990 Dodge D250 5.9L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1B7KE2686L
Thanks to all who responded to this request, especially Kyle who clued me into having the vehicle moving, and Jason who sent me a wiring diagram. It wasn't quite the same as the wiring on this truck, however it confirmed my hunch that the problem was in one of...
1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B7FL26X6W
We finally got this fixed. The problem turned out to be a bad crank sensor. We found it with the labscope. When the tempurature was cold, we would loose part of the signal. Replacing the sensor took care of it. Thanks again for the help. Paul Trouble codes: P0320 (Ign Ref - 130 Starts Since Set).
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Radiator VIN: 1B7HC13Z1X
First off, I want to thank all of you that responded. What I found to be the problem was a pretty strange situation. I was pretty sure that there was an electrolysis problem, but it was going to be hard to find. I first replaced the leaky radiator and th...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L steering VIN: 2B4GP44R82
thanks to all that reminded me to do the very thing i preach- look at tsbs. we did the hose update and so far so good- not sure how a flush got this going but none the less we are out of the woods- thanks again to all- greg and crew
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ABS light on VIN: 2B4GP44392
Thanks to all that responded. It did have 12 volts at fuse 21, but after finding a wiring diagram and finding the correct wire it did not have 12 volts at the cab. Only about .3 volts. The wires run under the battery box. The dk green/red wire to cab was rubbi...
1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Starter Solenoid VIN: 1FABP6042J
Thanks for all the help a fourth starter relay from car quest fixed it! dealer parts did not... go figure
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P0V
After replacing the PCM and still having the code come back. I really started look into replacing the egr. The reason why it was not replaced before because according to all the testing. the EGR valve was working. But what it was, the valve was not working smo... Trouble codes: 401 (insuffiecient EGR flow), 1408 (excessive EGR flow).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
Well, the problem turned out to be the vacuum fitting (elbow) for the PCV valve. It is hidden behind the intake manifold and is difficult to see. To access it we needed to remove the idle air motor but if you have smaller hands you may be able to remove it wit... Trouble codes: 605 (original code calling for ecm replacement which we have done), 171 (lean condition R/bank 1 adaptive at limit), 174 (lean condition L/bank 2 adaptive at limit).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Thank you for your replies. The fix was a broken 5v ref wire br/w at the front of the fuel tank. My clue was the FTP sensor pid volts was 1.39v with fuel cap off (open to atmosphere). It should be between 2.4v - 2.9v. After repairing the broken wire my FTP sen... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable To Bleed Up Fuel Tank Vacuum).
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
Well everyone after checking the egr ports, several times and cleaning them extensively. I still had a miss. I decided to switch two of the injectors, even though I had good pattern and flow, current ramping tested fine and no injector fault was displayed I to... Trouble codes: P0305.
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14W4Y
Thanks for all your help- It was a long term deal to figure this out. Jeff and Stewart both suggested checking fuel trim under load. It was running in the -8 to -10 range, nothing crazy. Interestingly fuel trims were equal both banks. We had already motorvac...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L noise VIN: 1FTZR15E12
Most of the replies I received suggested the timing chain tensioner and they were right. I finally got hold of the TSB 04-15-4 which states ' noise is heard during hot and cold engine operation(but mainly on cold engines)under acceleration, typically at 2400-2...
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L brake pedal VIN: 1GKEC13R2T
Well, After god only knows how many hours and how much brake fluid were spent on this truck it is cured. I would especially like to thank Chuck [...] (I hope I got that last name right) They both wrote to tell me they went through the same...
1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L Interior lights VIN: 1GKEK13R0X
Thanks to all that replied esp. Jeff [...] who took the time to fax me the corrcet diagram & diagnostic tree. Found out that I had the info on Alldata but to late of course the diagnostics for this problem a very straight foreward. This is very easy to diagno...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L abs light on intermittantly VIN: JHLRD1854V
Thanks to all that responded - most said to replace sensor and go from there. Others suggested I scope the sensor which I would do if I had access to one. I did have a OTC DAT meter (glorified DVOM) that had mag sensor tests - (cam, crank, hall effect type sen...
1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cooling system VIN: 1HGEJ8147V
First off, Thankyou to all responders and thankyou to IATN for this amazing site/service. Hoped to avoid pulling head, ended up having to do so. Inspection of head and gasket did not reveal any odvious problems. Machine shop thinks they see a headgasket prob...
1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0L coolant in oil VIN: SAJPN1149T
Thank you Steve,Benjamin and Bogdan for your prompt reply. Had the head pressure tested today and the problem quickly surfaced, The blanking plate gasket at the rear of the head had failed, there is an upper casting chamber (oil return from head) and the lower...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L front drive area VIN: 1J4GW68S9X
found transfer case front out put bearing out, could feel it by hand but ran it in low lock on lift could see front out put jump and is making noise internaly, replaced transfer case no noise, thanks.
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L rear wheel hub VIN: JT8UF22E7S
Everyone that responded agreed, it should have a snap ring. It took almost 15 tons of force to press out the old bearing, and to my surprise, it took 15 tons to push in the new bearing. It probably would have worked for another 112 thousand miles with out one,...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1231301204
Thank you to the five replies.All were helpful.One said to check external band adjustment,but the only external band adjuster is for rev band, it is located at RF of trans.Most other replies pointed to valve body problems.That was the fix,some of the valves we...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L glow plugs burned VIN: WDBAB53A4E
I would like to thank for all suggestions. We double checked all components of glow plug system. Glow plug relay was fine. We removed all injectors for inspection. One was leaking, others were spraying with too low opening pressure. Prechambers were very clean...
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AH86C66
Thanks to all that replied. I paid the 20 and got the pin layout. It was some mod's the kid had made that caused the no start. So I don't believe this fix will be of help to anyone else. The wiring diagram James sent wasn't quite correct...
1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ06S1C
Found out the converter the customer installed was the wrong one...too small for this vehicle. Replace the converter and replaced the MAF sensor like many of you suggested. Vehicle ran through emissions just fine. Thanks for all your help.
1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NW12T9W
thank you for all the responses after monitoring tho O2 voltages and seeing them mimmick each other I decided to go ahead and replace the cat and it did fix the problem the rear 02 voltage fluctuation was much slower with the new cat installed thanks again
1995 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK6953S
first off sorry it took so long to close this message and respond. it took a lot of time to fix this car. thanks to those who replied. the problem we are not 100% sure which one fixed the problem or if it was a combination of problems. we removed the upper int... Trouble codes: P0303.
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cannot fill gas tank VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
The problem has to be in the ovrv (?) on top of the tank. Problem is still present even with the canister totally disconnected from tank. Parts arrived and customer decided not to fix the car, sooooo I cant really confirm that the valve on the top of the tank ...
1993 Volkswagen Corrado V6 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWEE0509P
Thanks for the input on this one. I do not have a vag so was unable to get codes or scan. This was a Canadian car and did not have a check engine light to get coeds from. What I found was when it was hot & had spark but no fuel injection pulse. The car had had...
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